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Reminder | Town Hall hosts ‘community conversation’ following Seattle gun violence

In the weeks since Gloria Leonidas was killed in the parking lot behind the building, the staff at First Hills’ Town Hall have illuminated the place where she died in remembrance. Monday night, city leaders and the community will gather at Town Hall to discuss a wave of deadly violence that has hit the city and to have a “constructive conversation” about how best to heal and create a safer Seattle:

Public Safety: A Community Conversation

Monday, June 18, 2012, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Great Hall, enter on 8th Avenue. Free with reservation.

Town Hall Seattle staff, members, and board are deeply shaken and disturbed by the events that took place so close to our offices on May 30th. The other shooting the same day, previous incidents in May, and earlier in the year have caused us great concern. Like all of Seattle, we are trying to process the situation and wonder what we as a community can do to address it. As an institution whose purpose is to create a safe place for the expression of ideas, and which has hosted community conversations on topics including education, Occupy Seattle, artist space, the environment, and more, we can think of no more appropriate response than to gather as a community for a constructive conversation about these events which affect us all. A group of city leaders and citizens–including Mayor Mike McGinn, Councilmember Bruce Harrell and others–will discuss issues of public safety, gun control, mental illness, gangs, and how a community not only stays safe, but heals itself after such tragedies. Presented by Town Hall Seattle.

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One thought on “Reminder | Town Hall hosts ‘community conversation’ following Seattle gun violence

  1. Gun control does nothing to prevent gun crimes, criminals will carry guns regardless of the law. Chicago has a complete ban on guns yet averages more murders a weekend than Baghdad. The solution is to eliminate criminals, not take firearms out of the hands of law abiding citizens.