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New, Brews, and Beatz will focus on gun violence in C-U

Illinois Public Media, in partnership with the Community Coalition, is launching a quarterly series, News, Brews, and Beatz, to look at different aspects of gun violence in our community with the help of people who are working on solutions.

On November 15th, from 6 to 8 p.m., they will host the first session: “It Takes a Village: What C-U is Doing to Combat Gun Violence”. Illinois Public Media News and Public Affairs Director, Reginald Hardwick, and Facilitator of the Champaign County Community Coalition, Tracy Parsons will be facilitating, and participants include:

  • Karen Crawford Simms, Founder of Trauma & Resilience Initiative, Inc.
  • Nathan Stephens, Professor in School of Social Work at Illinois State University
  • Missy Richland, Spoken Word Artist
  • Dj-I.c.Dre’ (Andre’ Gray), TableFunk Muzik Group LLC

You can also view the event on Facebook live. It’s free to attend, and Illinois mask mandate rules will apply. 

Top photo by Erin Ewoldt. 

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