July 6: AG Racine and Councilmember Allen to Hear from District Youth and City Leaders About Violence Reduction

Attorney General Karl A. Racine and D.C. Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety Chairman and Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen will co-host a discussion between middle school students from across the District and city leaders on violence reduction. The District’s two citywide winners in the “Do the Write Thing” Challenge—a national contest that gives middle-school students an opportunity to examine the impact of youth violence and propose solutions—will read their winning essays. Other participants in this year’s essay contest will also join the discussion, and will be available for one-on-one interviews following the event.

The event will also serve as a send-off for the District’s two Do the Write Thing Challenge citywide winners, Tavon Jones (LaSalle-Backus Education Campus) and Talayia Richardson (Wheatley Education Campus). The two will be representing the District at the Do the Write Thing Challenge National Recognition Week Ceremony July 14-18. At the national event, local winners from across the country will gather to meet and discuss youth violence with elected officials and with their peers.

WHEN:
Friday, July 6, 2018

1:00 p.m.

WHERE:
John A. Wilson Building

Room G-9 (Press Briefing Room)
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

MEDIA RSVP:
robert.marus@dc.gov

NOTE:
Mult box will be available.