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Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl will be holding a Safe Summer Summit on June 4 to bring the residents as well as the non-profit and faith based organizations of Evanston together to generate effective solutions to the increasing presence of neighborhood violence, which is particularly threatening to the City’s most precious resource, the young people of Evanston.

On Saturday, June 4, 2011, the City will host a Safe Summer Summit to Reduce Violence in Evanston. The Summit will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on June 4 at the Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave.

At the Summit, the Mayor will challenge the community to take a stand against neighborhood violence and ask that every Evanston resident pledge to do one thing that will help reduce violence in their respective neighborhood. She will also ask representatives from the schools districts, churches, and nonprofits as well as the Police Department and Parks Recreation & Community Services Department to share their summer plans to help reduce violence.

The safety of the City and its young people is a top priority for everyone. Join Mayor Tisdahl on June 4 in developing practical strategies to address this growing matter that concerns everyone.