Share Your Experience: A community discussion to share your experiences with gun-related violence in the communities of Liberty City.
The first in a series of initiatives throughout South Florida to engage communities in co-creating solutions as opposed to creating solutions for them. We invite community residents, local leaders, and community-based organizations to join us in strategizing the best methods for preventing gun-related violence. This event will consist of roundtable discussions concerning the causes and solutions to gun-related violence in the communities of Liberty City. The event will take place at the Carrie Meek Center in Charles Hadley Park on Thursday, June 23, 2022, from 4 to 6 p.m.
"This is the first of many steps to move forward, working with the community to discuss the root causes and social and structural determinants of health and distributing resources to support the overall initiative," said Jonathan Spikes, Executive Director of Affirming Youth Foundation, Inc. "We want to center the voices of community members in order to listen to their concerns and to incorporate their voices and perspectives into potential solutions." This is a component of a larger initiative to address health disparities throughout Miami-Dade County and ensure healthy development for youth.