Youth town hall generates solutions to stop Chicago violence

“Youth town hall generates solutions to stop Chicago violenceby ABC7 Chicago

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Youth from across the city joined us at the ABC7 studios Friday afternoon to discuss solutions to help stop the violence.

The youth town hall is part of a joint effort with United Way of Metropolitan Chicago called the “positive image initiative.” The goal is to engage young people from under-served neighborhoods in conversation about how to stem violence. They have some strong ideas.

“If we have more people in the community come together about one issue, it’ll get to the point where you have so many people advocating for one issue that the representatives have no choice but to listen,” said Armando Villanueva, youth town hall participant from Rogers Park.