Congresswoman Gwen Moore hosts community forum on gun violence

August 13, 2014

DSC_2602The African American Women’s Center served as the major hub on Saturday, July 26, 2014 for residents, politicians and community leaders to voice their concerns about the raging gun violence plaguing the streets of Milwaukee. This forum about gun violence was hosted by Congresswoman Gwen Moore with her special guests, Congresswomen Maxine Waters (CA) and Marcia Fudge (OH). Crime scenes and headlines of children caught in the crossfire have become common news, a resident stated.
People asked what can be done to stop the violence in Milwaukee when black unemployment is double that of white unemployment.
Suggestions to stem the violence ranged from capturing illegal guns, to channeling children into productive life paths and access to opportunities.