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Councilwoman Hamilton’s District 5 Youth Advisory Council to sponsor Victory over Violence

Wednesday July 26, 2006

Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
For More Information Contact:
Tony Hyatt: 574-4137/ 526-3622
For Immediate release:

Louisville – Is there a way to find solutions to any problem with out using violence?

A special three day event in August will attempt to show young people in Louisville such a goal can be achieved. It will also stress they can make a difference in a quest of peace in the community.

Victory over Violence begins on August 3rd, 2006 and will stress a theme of working together toward a non-violent world.

The program is a three day presentation of dialogue and practical strategies for young people and adults.

“This is a chance to show our youth that things can be solved with out making threats or physical harm to anyone,” says Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D) 5. “This is also a chance for kids to interact with us and explain what they deal with and why they handle things the way that they do.”

All Sessions will be held at the Shawnee Free Public Library at 3912 West Broadway.

The first session will be Thursday August 3rd from 5:00pm-7:00pm. The second will be Friday August 4th from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Then the final session will be Saturday August 5th from 1:00-3:00pm..

Special presentations will be made by Dr. Renee Mapp of Wesley House and Janene Shakir of the Peace Education Program. Also involved with the program is Stephen Taylor of Living in Peace. All three deal with programs designed to teach young people how to deal with situations that can lead to violence.

Also on display during the program will be the winning posters from the “Express Yourself Contest.” The poster contest theme was “How I think we can stop the violence in our community.”

Victory over Violence is sponsored by SGI-USA Kentucky, Arts Council of Louisville, the District 5 Youth Advisory Committee and Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton.

The program is open to young people through out Louisville free of charge.

Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D) 5