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Week Without Violence Events Scheduled

Week Without Violence Events Scheduled
The City of Allentown, the Allentown YMCA & YWCA and the Week Without Violence Committee announce that the 2013 Week Without Violence will be observed from October 13--19.

“The Week Without Violence is an international effort to raise public awareness about the problem of violence in our communities,” said Jim Carlisle, Committee chairperson and Injury Prevention/Emergency Preparedness Manager, City of Allentown Health Bureau. “Many Lehigh Valley agencies are coming together to deliver a call to action for a collaborative effort in the area to have a week of community awareness activities ----with the dream of ultimately eliminating violence from our homes, our streets and our lives.”

The Schedule of Events is as follows: 

Tuesday, October 15 - 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. YMCA & YWCA Allentown
Anti-violence Programs for Children
Anger Management - Crime Victims of the Lehigh Valley
Character Counts – Center for Humanistic Change

Community Forum YMCA & YWCA Allentown
6:00 p.m. – Opening Ceremony/Poster Contest Winners
facilitated by the Crime Victims Council of Lehigh Valley
6:15 p.m. – Erik Hansen – Lehigh Valley Phantoms Hockey Team
Message to Kids on Violence Reduction & Peaceful Resolution of Conflicts
6:20 p.m. – Anti-violence exhibits open
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
Free Pizza and Drinks
Free babysitting – (must pre-register 610-434-9333).

Wednesday, October 16 - Lights On After School
4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. at all 4 of the following locations:
(1) Boys & Girls Club of Allentown – 6th & Green sts. Mosser Village Family Center will facilitate programs at:
(2) Mosser Elementary School -129 S.Dauphin St. Allentown (3) Sheridan Elementary School – 521 N. 2nd St. Allentown (4) Central Elementary School – 829 W. Turner St.
Allentown School District Security Guards and others will participate in these activities.

Thursday, October 17 -
6:00 p.m. Domestic Violence Vigil at Muhlenberg College conducted by Turning Point of Lehigh Valley.
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Free Family Swim YMCA & YWCA Allentown (limited to first 50 people) – register (610) 434-9333

Participating agencies in the Week Without Violence include the City of Allentown Health Bureau, City of Allentown Neighborhood Coordinator, Allentown School District, Allentown Public Library, Allentown YMCA & YWCA, Boys & Girls Club of Allentown, Center for Humanistic Change, Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley, Turning Point of Lehigh Valley and Mosser Village Family Center.

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