(Updated) Stevie Wonder and Benjamin Chavis to keynote Conference of Peace in Mpls.

(l-r) Stevie Wonder, Benjamin Chavis (MGNOnline/Wikipedia)

Grammy-winning legend Stevie Wonder and former Executive Director of the NAACP, Benjamin Chavis, will headline A Conference of Peace, scheduled to place June 16-17 in North Minneapolis.

The two-day conference is billed as a direct effort to combat youth and adult violence in inner cities, and challenge communities across the U.S. — starting in Minneapolis — to join the fight. The event is free and open to the public.

The conference kicks off with a pre-mixer and a community town hall on Friday night, June 16 at 6 pm. On Saturday, June 17, the official conference begins at 9 am, and will include seminars and panels throughout the day.

The scheduled moderator for the Conference of Peace is Tyrone Terrell. Scheduled panels will include “Approaches to Solutions to Reduce Violence” with speakers including.g the Rahim Jenkins (Director of Juvenile Services) and Reverend Jerry McAfee (Pastor of New Salem). At 6 pm, Stevie Wonder and Former NAACP President Benjamin Chavis are scheduled to appear.

The Conference of Peace is a national collaborative effort to empower the members of the community with knowledge and strategies that promote peaceful dialog and interactions between the community and the various sub-culture organizations. Its strategic efforts and methods, which revolve around direct intervention and prevention serve as a process to resolving differences in a peaceful and nonviolent manner.

The Conference of Peace will take place at New Salem Church located at 2507 Bryant Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411.

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Updated 6/12/2017

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