#ReimaginingPublicSafety #Roadto2025

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On behalf of the Cities United Advisory Board and the Cities United staff, you are invited to participate in our 7th Annual Convening co-hosted by our partners at the City of Louisville. This important event is made possible by the generous support from Casey Family Programs, The Jacob & Valeria Langeloth Foundation, Everytown for Gun Safety and other local and national partners.

Our 7th Annual Convening will be held virtually on September 23rd through September 25th.  We will provide opportunities to build relationships and explore solutions with other cities committed to creating communities that are safe, healthy and hopeful for young Black men and boys and their families.

This year’s theme is Reimagining Public Safety: Moving to Safe, Healthy and Hopeful Communities. We recognize our cities and communities are facing the many complexities of simultaneously battling the global pandemic of Covid-19 and the national pandemic of community and state violence. We will use this year’s convening to explore the concept of reimagining public safety through the lens of our stakeholders and the broader network.

We invite mayors and elected officials to encourage their teams, including their Cities United representative, young leaders impacted by violence and community partners to participate in the convening as a way to start, continue or elevate these critical conversations around public safety.

Each person planning to attend must register by Friday, September 18, 2020. There is no registration fee; however, all participants must register.

We look forward to you and your team joining us as we reimagine public safety and move further down the road to 2025 toward creating communities where our young Black men and boys are safe, healthy and hopeful.

About Us

Cities United Vision:

Safe, healthy & hopeful communities for young Black men and boys and their families.

Cities United Mission:

Cities United supports a national network of mayors who are committed to reducing the epidemic of homicides and shootings among young Black men and boy ages 14 to 24 by 50% by 2025.

 
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Clarence Anthony
National League of Cities
Dr. William C. Bell
Casey Family Programs
Jamira Burley
Global Business Coalition for Education
Shawn Dove
Campaign for Black Male Achievement
Marcus Ellis
Ofc of Neighborhood Safety & Engagement, Washington DC
Mayor
Greg Fischer
City of Louisville, KY
Mayor
William S. Johnson
Holly Hill, SC
Melron Kelly
Deputy Police Chief of Columbia, SC

Cities United Advisory Board

 

Cities United Team

Jeremy Brown
Planning & Programs Associate
Quaniqua Carthan Love
Director of Planning and Programs
Monica Brown
Executive Assistant to Anthony Smith & Operations Associate
Althea Allen Dryden
Director of Operations
Tra'Shelle Brown
Community Outreach Specialist Russell: A Place of Promise
Jackie Floyd
Lead Community Outreach Specialist Russell: A Place of Promise
Christian Butler
Community Outreach Specialist Russell: A Place of Promise
Anthony Smith
Executive Director
 

Virtual Access

We will share a brief training video with all attendees with simple and easy instructions on how to best navigate the Cities United 2020 Virtual Convening experience.
 

OUR SPONSORS

Cities United is deeply grateful for the support of our Convening sponsors
 
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FAQ

Who’s invited?

We invite mayors and elected officials to encourage their teams, including their Cities United representative, young leaders impacted by violence and community partners to participate in the convening as a way to start, continue or elevate these critical conversations around public safety.

Convening Location

Enjoy the virtual Convening experience on the WHOVA app and Zoom platforms.

How Do I Participate?

Step 1: This is a private event, please pre-register your interest to attend. 


Step 2:  Be sure to check the email account that you used to register and within 24 hours you will receive an email notification of your registration status. Your pre-registered status will convert into a confirmed registration and you will NOT be required to register a second time.


Step 3:  If you need a brief training on how to navigate the virtual Convening, let us know on the pre-registration form.  We will send you a short video on the best practices, how-to instructions, and everything you will need to know to engage successfully at the Cities United Virtual Convening. 


Step 4:  Put the Cities United Virtual Convening on your calendar.


Step 5:  Check your email account on September 21 for full virtual Convening access information.


Step 6:  Make attendance a priority.

When are the different events?

The individual convening events will take place at various times between Wednesday, September 23rd and Friday, September 25th. Please check our interactive agenda and the convening app for details and updates. Please note all events are Eastern Daylight Time.

How much does it cost to register?

There is no registration fee; however, all participants must register. Each person planning to attend must register by Monday, September 21, 2020.

Parental/Guardian Consent

Young Leaders under 18 must complete a parent/guardian consent form. Upon receipt of your completed registration, you will receive an email notification that will include the consent form to complete and return before 8pm EST on Monday, September 21, 2020.

 
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