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2018

The City's participation is part of a national public education initiative. Activities and events call attention to the issue of youth violence, identify strategies to combat this public health epidemic, and promote the positive role youth and adults can play in making their communities and schools safer.

Youth Violence Prevention Week will be from Sunday, March 18 - Saturday, March 24, 2018. 

2017 Recap

The City of Minneapolis recognized Youth Violence Prevention Week from April 1 - April 9, 2017. 

View a video capturing all 2017 Youth Violence Prevention week events. 
Production by YiG Showcase/GRACE Media Network 

View a photo slideshow from the 2017 Bridges to Manhood Conference. 
Photography by Ubuntu Media Production 

Below is a schedule of all 2017 YVP Week Activities: 

Sunday, April 2
Hip Hop for Hope, 5-9pm
Asian Media Access Dance Studio; 2418 Plymouth Avenue N.
Hosted by Asian Media Access

Monday, April 3

Theater performance, "Wait," and workshop, 3-5pm
All Nations Church; 1515 East 23rd Street
Hosted by Indigenous Peoples Task Force

Tuesday, April 4

Art is My Weapon, Creatively Addressing Gun Violence, 11am-4:30pm
Homewood Studios; 2400 Plymouth Avenue North
Hosted by Pillsbury United Communities

Picture of the final project:

Art is my weapon 3

 

Open House (dress for working out), 4-8pm 
Circle of Discipline; 1201 East Lake Street
Hosted by Circle of Discipline and Metro Transit Police 

Wednesday, April 5

Girl’s Symposium, 12-3pm
North Commons; 1801 North James Avenue
Hosted by Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Thursday, April 6Bridges to Manhood Event Photo

Bridges to Manhood Conference, 8:30am-2:30pm
Minneapolis Community & Technical College; 1501 Hennepin Avenue
Hosted by Minneapolis Health Department and Voices of Effective Change

 

Friday, April 7
Peace March and Concert, 12-4pm
March from North Commons Park to Franklin Middle School for concert 
Hosted by Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and Minneapolis Public Schools

Saturday, April 8

Screening of Moonlight & pizza, 5pm
771 Raymond Avenue (entrance at back of building through alley) 
Hosted by Avenues for Homeless Youth
This movie is rated "R." Youth 17 and under may not be admitted without an accompanying parent or guardian.

Sunday, April 9
3-on-3 Basketball Tournament,
10am-6pm
Farview Park; 621 North 29th Avenue
Hosted by Run and Shoot
Register on site; first come, first serve

Hip Hop for Hope (2nd session), 5-9pm
Asian Media Access Dance Studio; 2418 Plymouth Avenue North
Hosted by Asian Media Access
 

 

Photos and videos throughout the week were documented by GRACE Media Network:    

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For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact the Minneapolis Health Department at 612-673-2301 or health@minneapolismn.gov. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.
Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.

Last updated Aug 14, 2017

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For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats, contact 311.
People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000.
TTY users can call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

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