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Posted on: August 20, 2019

[ARCHIVED] More than 450 mayors, community leaders in Hampton for Cities United Convening

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Aug. 20, 2019 - Starting Wednesday, more than 450 mayors, youth and community leaders will gather in Hampton for the 6th annual convening of the Cities United convening. The goal is to share effective strategies for reducing the homicide and shooting rates of young Black men and boys by half by 2025.

Cities United was launched in 2011 to forge a national network of communities focused on keeping young Black men and boys, and their families safe, healthy and hopeful. “We are honored to host mayors and their teams from across the country that share Hampton’s commitment to making a difference in the lives of our young Black men and boys,” said Hampton’s Mayor Donnie Tuck. “Our partnership with Cities United has helped focus our efforts to reduce community violence and make sure all our children are safe, healthy and hopeful.  I look forward to hosting the 2019 Cities United Convening in Hampton and showcasing our work.” The convening ends Friday, Aug. 23.

Read the full news release online.

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