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March Peace Summit Focuses on Violence against Women Girls, Teens, and LGBTQ+ Community

Shayla Holmes, Greater Pittsburgh Coalition Against Violence (CAV) / Corporate Equity & Inclusion Roundtable (CEIR) Executive Assistant, addresses the crowd at the second Community Peace Summit at Kingsley Center on Wednesday, March 22. Video by WPXI.

In the second installment of our monthly Community Peace Summit series and in recognition of Women's History Month, The Greater Pittsburgh Coalition Against Violence (CAV), The Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP), allies and community members discussed Violence Against Women and Girls, Teen Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Violence Against the LGBTQ+ Community.

Focusing on sections of the "Strategies for Change: Building More Peaceful Communities" Document, the four-hour summit featured survivors of violence who offered their unique perspectives. Audience Q&A sessions and a breakout session allowed everyone present to get involved in implementing strategies for change right here in our communities.

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