Month: September 2021

9-year-old girl urges Portland city leaders to end gun violence

Speaking at a virtual press conference, Hadar Kedem told a harrowing story of dodging bullets in a Northeast Portland park last July. KGW 8 Sept 22 PORTLAND, Ore. — A 9-year-old girl asked Portland city leaders to do more to stop gun violence Tuesday during a virtual press conference.  Hadar Kedem spoke during a public testimony opportunity …

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Amid surge in violence, community leaders unveil ‘Portland Peace Initiative’

The Oregonian  Sep. 21, 2021, 1:15 p.m. A new initiative in Portland aims to solicit feedback from the community in the hope that it will help stem the tide of violence the city has seen over the last two years. Faith and community leaders came together Tuesday to unveil a new initiative aimed at stemming …

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Community Takes Action on Violence

Coalition intends to show how peace is possible. A coalition of representatives from Portland’s African American community, including faith leaders and retired Black police officers are kicking off a new initiative responding to an increase in community gun violence to show how peace is possible. The Interfaith Peace and Action Collaborative (IPAC) on Tuesday embraced …

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Community leaders launch Portland Peace Initiative

KOIN by: Lindsay Nadrich, Kelly Doyle Posted: Sep 21, 2021 / 11:19 AM PDT / Updated: Sep 21, 2021 / 04:29 PM PDT PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Portland community leaders are pleading for peace in the city streets as a summer wracked by violence comes to a close. Portland is on track for a record number of homicides this year with …

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IPAC Announces September 21 Kickoff of the Portland Peace Initiative

Published: 21 September 2021 n a coalition led by IPAC (Interfaith Peace & Action Collaborative), numerous groups are joining together on September 21, the International Day of Peace, to announce the Portland Peace Initiative (PPI). Using “micro-community listening sessions” in as many of the individual neighborhoods and stakeholder groups in Portland as possible, PPI will …

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