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A 12-year old girl killed at a family party... three women wounded and rushed to the hospital... On Father's Day...
Forty-six youth have been shot in Cranston, Pawtucket, and Providence since January 1, 2013. Between 2010-2012, ninety-one people under 21 were shot in Providence, 8 in Pawtucket, and 3 in Cranston = 102 Total.
Why is this happening in Rhode Island?
Please join us for this time-sensitive SPECIAL forum on gun violence...
Young Men and Guns
Thursday, June 27
8:00 am - 9:00 am
(coffee reception from 7:30-8am)
Providence Journal Auditorium
- FREE FOR ALL LRI GRADUATES & INVITED GUESTS -
- Bill Malinowski - Providence Journal reporter for the past 28 years. He has written extensively about organized crime and gang violence.
- Amanda Milkovits - Providence Journal reporter who covers breaking news and writes in-depth stories about crime and criminal justice in the Greater Providence area.
- Joe Cardin - Superintendent of the Rhode Island Training School
- Kobi Dennis - The 2013 RI Community Service Award Recipient, Kobi is the founder of Project: Night Vision, a program that cares for inner-city youth 12-18 yrs of age by providing opportunities in education, team building, athletics, community service and job exploration.
- Sal Monteiro - In 1992, Sal was involved in a carjacking that ended in murder. He spent 13 years in the ACI. Now a free man, Sal is the nonviolence training coordinator at the Institute for the Study & Practice of Nonviolence.
- Michael P. Wheeler - Detective Sergeant, Youth Services Bureau (Head of Gang Intervention Unit & School Resources Officers), Providence Police Department. Sixteen of Sergeant Wheeler's 26 years in law enforcement has been with the gang unit.
*Questions/Concerns regarding this SPECIAL LRI "Young Men and Guns" FORUM, should email office @leadershipri.org or call Jillian Stone at 401-273-1574.