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'Peace Party' Thursday at the King Center

The anti-violence event to commemorate Black History Month will educate teens on the negative consequences for involvement in gangs, violence and illegal activities.

The Eternal Flame at the King Center. Credit: Special
The Eternal Flame at the King Center. Credit: Special

From Fulton County Government:

Fulton County’s Office of Children and Youth, the King Center and the Metropolitan Atlanta Violence Prevention Partnership (MAVPP) will host a “Peace Party” to commemorate Black History Month on Thursday, February 27, at 5 p.m. 

The event will be held in the King Center’s Freedom Hall Auditorium located at 449 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303.

The Peace Party, an anti-violence event, will educate teens on the negative consequences for involvement in gangs, violence and illegal activities. Peace Party participants will hear testimonials from former gang members and victims of violence and others who want to encourage them to resist the temptations of activities that can lead to arrest or other situations that can hinder their educational and economic progress.

Teens will hear about real-life experiences, see visual simulations and receive information about Georgia Laws that commonly affect teenagers in the state and across the country. 

Law enforcement specialists including: judges, correctional officers and criminal attorneys will tell students and other young people how to prevent violence in their schools and communities.

Other sponsors include: Fulton County Youth Commissioners, Stop Your Bullying, V103/WAOK, Music Education Group (MEG), Usher’s new look, James Brown Youth Empowerment Organization (JBYEO) and BIGKIDZ.

For more information, contact Reginald Crossley at 404-612-7386 or Reginald.Crossley@fultoncountyga.gov .

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