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March 31 - April 9, 2016

Peace is the Way SmallThe City of Minneapolis is recognizing Youth Violence Prevention Week March 31 - April 9, 2016. The City's participation is part of a national public education initiative. Activities and events planned will 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.

This year, communities were encouraged to plan programs to implement in their local areas. These activities align with the Minneapolis Blueprint for Action to Prevent Youth Violence.

 The City is again collaborating with Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board's Youth Congress (MYC) and PeaceMaker Minnesota in the campaign.

Peacemaker Contest - Date extended - Submissions Accepted until March 31st

Bullying is something that can hurt you on the inside or on the outside. It hurts you on the outside by hitting you and hurting you physically. It hurts you on the inside by name calling or hurting your feelings. It includes cyber bullying that often occurs on social media or via text.

Write a poem or essay that reflects how the topic impacts you or others and what you hope others will learn from your writing.

To learn more about submission guidelines, prizes, and other rewards, open the pdf here.



2016 Minneapolis Youth Violence Prevention Week Activities

March 31

A Girls Symposium - Noon - 4:00pm

Theodore Wirth Pavilion, 3275 Glenwood Ave.

April 1

Bridges to Manhood Conference – 9:00am - 3:30pm

Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC), 1501Hennepin Ave.

Vision, Power and Wisdom Part I – 5:00pm -7:00pm

Shiloh Temple International Ministries,1201 W. Broadway

April 2

Vision, Power and Wisdom Part II- 3:00pm -6:00pm

World Wide Outreach for Christ Church, 3808 Chicago Ave.

Sundaes on Saturday Ice Cream Social- 12:30pm -3:30pm

Impact Living Christian Center, 3620 E. 26th St.

April 4

Tubman’s Movement for Violence Prevention- 4:30pm -6:00pm

Tubman Center West, 3111 First Ave. S.

April 5

 Intergenerational Community Conversation 5:00pm-7:00pm

Emerge Community Development Corporation. Philips Center, 1834 Emerson Ave. N.

April 6

 Family Dinner for Peace and Movie Screening 4:30pm – 8:00pm

Pillsbury United Communities Oak Park Center, 1701 Oak Park Ave. N.

April 7

Asian Media Access: Urban Arts Showcase to Combat Violence- 6:00pm-8:30pm

North High School, 1500 James Ave. N.

April 8

United Tribes 612 – 5:00pm-8:00pm

Pillsbury United Communities Waite Houses 3401 Chicago Ave.

April 9

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament – 10:00am – 6:00pm

Farview Park, 621 N. 29th Avenue

Other Events

Other community partners such as Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Centers are sponsoring citywide youth violence prevention activities. Check with your local park for times and dates. In addition, various schools and community based organizations will air the Emmy award winning “Don’t Believe the Hype” Violence Prevention Series featuring local activists and socially conscious hip-hop artists. The discussion will explore “then vs. now” as it relates to issues of youth violence.

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For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact the Minneapolis Health Department at 612-673-2301 or 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.
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Last updated Jan 19, 2017