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Town hall meeting planned in Beloit in response to recent violence

May 23, 2014
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BELOIT, Wis. — Friday May 23, at 6:30 p.m., at the Eclipse Center Court, a coalition of concerned individuals and organizations will host a town hall meeting to come to terms with recent violent episodes in the area.

“(We hope to) develop strategies to break the cycle of violence that persists in our community, robs us of our freedom and extinguishes the lives of far too many of our youth,” the group, Community Action, said in a news release. “We are asking that anyone who is willing to use their voice and roll up their sleeves to join us as we seek a strategic path to end the violence.”

Refreshments will be available and child care will be provided.

Community Action is a 100 percent local, not-for-profit organization, operating a broad spectrum of community programs aimed at preventing and reducing local poverty in Rock and Walworth counties. It operates the Fresh Start program, offers child care, at-risk youth programming, teen parent support, women’s health care, homeownership programs, affordable housing units, home weatherization and rehab, assistance in dealing with a housing crisis, food for area pantries, and shelter for the homeless.

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