Saturday, June 13
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Hanover Presbyterian Church
1801 N. Jefferson St., Wilmington 19802
Meeting Will Address Implementation of New Police Plan
Focus on Neighborhood Associations and Groups
The Movement for a Culture of Peace will hold its final Community Forum of the Spring on Saturday, June 13, from 9:00 to 11:00 at Hanover Presbyterian Church. The forum, originally scheduled for June 6, was postponed to await the City of Wilmington’s response to the recommendations of the Governor’s Commission on Public Safety Strategies report, which was issued in April.
The forum will bring together Mayor Dennis Williams, Police Chief Bobby Cummings, Councilwoman Maria Cabrera, and Commission Member Cassandra Marshall, who also represents the Quaker Hill Neighborhood Association.
The city’s response to the Commission’s recommendations came on Monday, June 1, at a news conference. Mayor Williams and Chief Cummings announced the expansion of the department’s 8-month-old homicide unit, reorganization of management functions, and anew emphasis on “intelligence-led” policing. A detailed list of additional reforms—many already underway—was released.
Community members and neighborhood associations are urged to take advantage of this opportunity to hear from city officials—and to ask questions in a moderated discussion following brief statements by the panelists.
The Movement for a Culture of Peace grew out of last September’s March for a Culture of Peace, which drew about 400 people into the streets of the East Side to protest the ongoing violence in Wilmington. This is the seventh Saturday morning forum sponsored by our coalition of faith, social action, and community organizations.
MCP will hold a second citywide march in on September 20, 2015, and there will be opportunities to sigh up to help with this and other future MCP projects at the forum. These include Peace Education, Public Witness, Catalyzing Community Connections, and Building Awareness.
For more information about the June 13 MCP Forum, phone 302-656-2721.
Register for the forum at our Registration Page.
Download a poster at our Resources Page.