On Saturday, April 19, Hoover’s Social Justice, ALMA & Health Academies along with The National Conflict Resolution Center, came together to hold their first annual Peace Conference Against Gun Violence.
About 70 students and staff attended to not only discuss the problem but the possible underlying causes. After a panel of community leaders sharing the impacts of gun violence, students led restorative circles discussing and identifying the causes as well as solutions. They then had the opportunity to learn about mental health and ways to take action within their community. Students are looking forward to continue their learning around the needed steps to take action against gun violence in their school and community with this being one of their first steps.