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Awaken: A Tale of Inner-City Violence, Crime and its Impact

February 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

“When it comes to gun violence, you can’t run from it, and you can’t escape it.” “Because everywhere you go, you’re going to see it, and that’s just from any standpoint…Multiple people – anywhere you go – it comes out of fear…Anything you see in that film is straight fact. For 17 years of my life, I’ve seen gun violence. I don’t think I’ve went longer than a month without seeing gun violence.”

– Quamir King, 17

Commissioned by the South Philly YMCA, “AWAKEN” presents itself as an engaging and exploratory film being promoted as a “youth-led project about gun violence and its effects on the community. Participants ages 12 to 18 years old all have been impacted by gun violence to some degree in their own lives.”

Clayton Rosenberg & Deonte Williams, Alliance of Concerned Men, will participate in a Q&A discussion


February 9, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Westmoreland United Church of Christ
1 Westmoreland Cir NW
Bethesda, MD, MD 20816 United States
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