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March 20, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666
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2018 Urgency of Now — Disrupting the Culture of Violence

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Urgency of Now, or RuON, is an annual event that addresses concerns about increased violence among youth and young adults, with an emphasis on black males ages 15-24. The schedule includes art displays, performances, the High School Student and Alumni Challenge, a Resource Fair featuring organizations that have positive engagement opportunities for youth and young adults, and the unveiling of the winners in the contest “Don’t Sit in Silence, Stop the Violence.” The challenge is for high school teams of 3-5 students to create a themed public service announcement of 60 seconds or less. Visit Top News at for more information. The Urgency of Now is sponsored by Hampton’s Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities, Cities United, and the city of Newport News. For more information about how to get involved or to volunteer, contact Program Manager Synethia White at, or call 757-727-2730.

Organizations/vendors looking to recruit volunteers or have an exhibit at Urgency of Now should register online by March 12.