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Chicago Youth Will Meet To Talk About How To End City’s Gun Violence

Kids will talk about mental health disparities, how to end gun violence and more during the summit in Lincoln Park.

Members of UCAN's Youth Peace Council talk during a meeting.
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CHICAGO — A Youth Peace Summit will bring together nearly 100 young Chicagoans to talk about ending violence in the city.

Registration is still open to boys and girls for the Saturday event at St. Pauls United Church of Christ. Participants from around the city will meet to talk about their experiences and how they can work together to end violence in the city, according to a news release from UCAN, which is organizing the summit.

Kids will also map mental health services in their home neighborhoods and look at disparities, tell a Chicago Police deputy chief what they think of community safety and watch “social justice performances by their peers,” according to organizers.

The event is free and lunch is provided. It runs 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 2335 N. Orchard St. Registration is available online.