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Violence Prevention Month

"May is Violence Prevention Month" title graphic

Violence Prevention Month began as a resolution put forth and adopted on March 3rd, 2015 by City of Milwaukee Common Council members, and later signed by the mayor. This resolution designates each May from the year 2015 forward as Violence Prevention Month to promote non-violence in the city of Milwaukee.  It urges all city residents, neighborhoods, non-profit and faith-based organizations to join in the effort to reduce violence in the city.

"With an intentional and organized effort, we can engage in solution-focused strategies that promote peace in communities hit the hardest by socio-economic factors that often lead to violence," President Ashanti Hamilton said.

Violence Prevention Month Calendar








Stop the Violence Song Release/ Press Conf.

City Hall

Voices Against Violence Coalition


1 PM

Stop the Violence Rally

N 27th St. and
W. Center St. and Fon Du Lac Ave.

Voices Against Violence Coalition


Noon – 4 PM

Where is the Love? Family Violence Awareness Event

Lincoln Park Pavilion
1301 W. Hampton Ave.

Sojourner Family Peace Center


11 AM – 3 PM

3rd annual Intl’ Stop the Violence Prayer Walk

Divine Temple
5532 W. Hampton Ave

Peace for Change Alliance Inc./Voices Against Violence Coalition



Lincoln Park
Peace March & Rally


Northwest CDC

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