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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 Portland’s recent surge in violence.

Faith and community leaders came together Tuesday to unveil a new initiative aimed at stemming Portland’s recent surge in violence.

The “Portland Peace Initiative” plans to host a series of listening sessions, designed to reach every corner of the community, to solicit feedback on ways residents and police can more effectively combat violence, according to Lisa Broderick, founder of Police2Peace, which advocates for community policing and will be leading the effort.

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  1. We are honored and gratified to be included in this wonderful new initiative whose mission is to elevate voices in Portland to feel seen, heard and valued on issues of community safety and policing.

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