On October 17th, a group of concerned community members met at Launch Charter School for the first in a series of conversations on neighborhood violence. 

In this first session we unpacked some of our experiences and feelings about violence. We moved on to explore some of the causes of violence and some of the effects it has on individuals and the neighborhood. 

Below are some things our neighbors had to say about neighborhood violence. We’ve included a few additional thoughts of our own (in green) that didn’t emerge in the conversation.

Please join us on November 21st, when we reconvene for session two of Community Conversations to continue the discussion and consider some of the ways that we can act to reduce the violence in Crown Heights. The dialogue will take place at 6:30 pm at Launch Charter School, on 1580 Dean Street.