Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Press Conference: US Mayors to Take Stand Against Violence Against African American Men and Boys

Feb. 26 Press Event to Launch 'Cities United' Campaign to Stop Violence-Related Deaths among African American Men and Boys

Eighteen mayors and more than 200 city leaders from 37 municipalities will convene tomorrow in New Orleans, La. to launch Cities United, a nationwide initiative to reduce violence-related death of young African American men and boys. The two-day conference will feature keynote speakers including Karol V. Mason, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice, policy discussions and breakout sessions with the goal to equip local elected officials with tools, best practices, skills and resources to restore hope and opportunities to young African American men and boys directly affected by violence.

The press event is open to the media with accommodation for television equipment. Participating mayors will be available for interviews following the event.

  • Mayor Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans, La.
  • Mayor Michael Nutter, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Dr. William Bell, Casey Family Programs
Mayors also participating in the press conference include:
  • Mayor Ed Pawlowski, Allentown, Pa.
  • Mayor William Bell, Birmingham, Ala.
  • Mayor Jeffrey Lunde, Brooklyn Park, Minn.
  • Mayor John Linder, Chester, Pa.
  • Mayor Thomas Henry, Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Mayor Chowke Lumumba, Jackson, Miss.
  • Mayor Madeline Rogero, Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Mayor Mark Stodola, Little Rock, Ark.
  • Mayor Greg Fischer, Louisville, Ky.
  • Mayor Paul Soglin, Madison, Wis.
  • Mayor A.C. Wharton, Memphis, Tenn.
  • Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Mayor Leon Rockingham, North Chicago, Ill.
  • Mayor Jean Quan, Oakland, Calif.
  • Mayor Marilyn Strickland, Tacoma, Wash.
  • Mayor Geraldine Muoio, West Palm Beach, Fla.
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