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Preventing Gun Violence program
Mayor, Police Chief to Discuss Ways to Prevent Gun Violence

On Saturday, March 18th the League of Women Voters of San Joaquin County, in collaboration with Cleveland School Remembers-Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence will present Preventing Gun Violence in Our Community: Shaping Policy with Hope for the Future, a program that will examine the local impact of gun violence.

Gun violence continues to be an ongoing issue for our city, but local organizations are working in partnership to mitigate this public health and safety issue.

Mayor Michael Tubbs will be the keynote speaker for the event. Chief Eric Jones of the Stockton Police Department will talk about his department's work with gun violence reduction strategies.

Gretchen Newby, the executive director of Friends Outside, will present information about programs that redirect incarcerated individuals away from violence and toward a successful, productive life. All three presenters work closely with each other and with the community to inform their programs, and our League is fortunate to be able to bring them together for this important presentation.

The presentation will culminate in a panel discussion and audience members will be encouraged to submit questions to the panel.

The program is free and open to the public. The location is Zion Lutheran Church Grace Hall, 808 Porter Ave. in Stockton.

Registration and refreshments will be from 9:30 until 10 a.m. The program will begin promptly at 10 and will end by noon.

Questions can be addressed to juliaschardt@gmail.com

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