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Mar 05

CNU Hosts Gang Reduction Conference

Posted on March 5, 2018 at 11:20 AM by Communications Department

The National Center for Prevention of Community Violence, in partnership with Christopher Newport University's Center for Community Engagement and the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, is hosting the Gang Reduction Conference. The conference is designed to prepare leaders for strategic community impact to reduce gang violence and takes place Tuesday, March 27 at Christopher Newport University from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

3-5 gang reduction conferenceThe conference features Fox News Anchor Kelly Wright and Barbara Hamm Lee, host of Another View. The conference brings together an interdisciplinary collective of speakers, panelists, artists, and activists to educate, equip, and engage the community in its efforts to reduce gang violence. Panelists will discuss, why individuals join gangs, how gang activity impacts a community, and what strategies to employ to reduce gang activity in communities.

Tickets to attend the conference are $35 and includes a boxed lunch. CNU students may attend the conference free with a valid student ID but lunch is not included. To learn more about the conference and to purchase tickets visit