African Canadian Legal Clinic

African Canadian Legal Clinic

July 18, 2012 18:49 ET

Press Advisory: Members of the African Canadian Community Come Together to Speak Out on Gun Violence

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 18, 2012) -

DATE: July 19, 2012
TIME: 10:00 A.M.
PLACE: Don Montgomery Community Centre 2467 Eglinton Avenue East
SPEAKERS: Confirmed speakers include:
Margaret Parsons, Executive Director, African Canadian Legal Clinic
Adam Vaughan, Toronto City Councillor
Pamela Grant, Executive Director, Youth Challenge Fund
Likwa Nkala, Manager, Resource Development, East Metro Youth Services
Ken Jeffers, Community Activist
DESCRIPTION: Members of Toronto's African Canadian community come together to address recent incidents of gun violence, continued concerns about community safety, responses of municipal and provincial officials, and proposed long-term solutions to address gun violence and related issues of poverty.
These individuals and organizations want to ensure that the voices and perspectives of the members of the African Canadian community -- the community that continues to be most directly affected by gun violence -- are heard; that the focus remains on increased community building as opposed to increased policing; and that representatives of these communities are at the table when any discussions about short and long-term solutions take place.

Contact Information

  • African Canadian Legal Clinic
    Moya Teklu, B.A., J.D., Policy Research Lawyer
    416-214-4747 ext. 23
    (C) 416-578-9014
    teklum@lao.on.ca