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GR SE Community Meeting On Friday Wants Curb Violence


Community Organization Meeting

Encouraging, Collaboration, Spurring Dialogue, Facilitating Change.


STOP IT Meeting

Friday, January 18, 2013 at 8am

Messiah Missionary Baptist Church

513 Henry Avenue S.E., Grand Rapids, MI.


Please –for this Community Meeting, we are asking for the following to attend:

  • Organizations that are currently working on solutions to curb violence in the community
  • Individuals who have ideas and are working with community groups and organizations on executing viable prevention plans
  • All vested community partners and organizations are welcome to share in the development of programming and ideas already being implemented


Community Organization Summary

We acknowledge that no single group has all the answers so we welcome this opportunity for all willing participants to bring information on what is currently being done to remedy violence in the Greater Grand Rapids area. As a result we hope to encourage collaboration, spur dialogue and facilitate change. We invite you to come this Friday, January 18, at 8am to Messiah Missionary Baptist Church, located at 513 Henry Avenue SE. Grand Rapids, MI.

The purpose of our meeting is to begin the process of responding to the recent violence that has impacted our community. We will focus on gathering as a community, sharing program information and services available to youth and young adults in the Grand Rapids area.

The focus of the meeting on Friday, January 18, 2013 is to gather information and begin the conversation necessary to generate an action plan to mitigate violence in our city. During this time please refrain from dialog outside of the context of our meeting purpose.  While we have a plan to convene, our most immediate and important action is that as a community, we are to personally affect our spheres of influence to bring about change.

If you attend the meeting, please bring the information below:


Phone Number:

Organization Name:

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