Tuesday, July 26, 7:00 PM
Neighborhood leaders and community organizers will host a Community Forum on the Effects of Gun Violence in response to recent events both locally and nationally.
Rev. Daniel Keys of Shiloh Baptist Church and Dr. Jill Sunday Bartoli will co-moderate a round table discussion about the effects gun violence is having on people here in our own community, and how we, as citizens, can respond and move forward.
The forum is scheduled for 7 PM, Tuesday, July 26, at Democratic Headquarters in Carlisle, 46 W. Louther St., behind the post office.
This forum is open to the general public; citizens are encouraged to attend and share their own stories, fears, emotions, and ideas surrounding gun violence and the effects it is having on individuals, our community, and the nation as a whole.
Rev. Keys, of the Shiloh Baptist Church, encourages residents of his neighborhood and members of the black community to join the discussion, saying, “We, as Black Americans, can no longer continue killing one another. We also can no longer continue to be killed by police, nor can we continue to kill police in retaliation. By doing so, we are destroying the progress made by those whose blood was shed for us. Things are spiraling out of control and it has got to stop. Our community and our country (the United States of America) cannot survive this war amongst ourselves. United We Stand, Divided We Fall. Let us come together now to discuss ways to solve these problems. ”