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Unit 4 PTA Council hosting town hall on gun violence

Champaign-Urbana has seen an uptick in gun violence over the past couple months, with one incident occurring outside a Champaign Central/Danville basketball game. The Champaign PTA Council, an organization made up of PTA representatives from each Unit 4 School, is hosting a town hall on January 17th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Illinois Terminal to discuss gun violence in the community. Local school and community leaders will be a part of the panel discussion. All community members are encouraged to attend; you do not need to be PTA member or Unit 4 parent. Here are the specifics from the Facebook event page. Full version of the flyer below.

We will be discussing the recent shootings in the Champaign community.

Confirmed panelists include:
Chief Anthony Cobb – Champaign Police
Julie Rietz – Champaign County States Attorney
Chief Deputy Allen Jones – Champaign County Sheriff’s Dept
Tracy Parsons – Community Relations, City of Champaign
Superintendent Dr. Susan Zola – Champaign Unit 4 Schools
Dr. Nicole Cobb – Anti-Gun Violence Activitist
Lauren Quinn – Moms Demand Action

We will discuss the various facets of gun violence – and what we, as parents, can do to support preventative efforts of government bodies, as well as what resources we can support to strengthen local families.

***Special performance by Champaign Central High School’s dance team! ***

The event is sponsored by the PTA Council, but is open to the entire Champaign-Urbana area.

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