Youth & Peace Conference in Tucson

END Violence in Our Schools, Families and Neighborhoods!!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012 (9:30 am to 4:30 pm)

Violence in our schools continues to make headlines:

  • Yesterday in Ohio, five high schools students were shot by a classmate. Three have died.
  • Last week, a third grader was seriously injured at school when a classmate’s gun discharged.
  • The week before, a Tucson high school girl was badly beaten after she reported bullying that she was experiencing. Allegedly, a message was passed around school: “Snitches will get stitches.”

Here in Tucson, a group of individuals and organizations have combined efforts to do something about this growing epidemic of violence and bullying threatening the safety and well-being of our youth.

A Youth and Peace Conference will take place on Saturday, March 3, from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM at Alta Vista High School, 5040 S. Campbell Ave. Its focus: ending bullying and other forms of violence. Its goals: building peaceful, kind communities and creating healthy relationships in our schools, families and neighborhoods. The conference is FREE!!!! (A $2 donation is requested for lunch.)  Child Care will be provided by Kindercare.

A full day is planned with workshops, performances, music and artwork for youth, interested adults and educators.  Registration forms are available at: Alta Vista High School, Valencia Public Library (202 W. Valencia), Our Family Services (3830 E. Bellevue St.) and online at

Local elected officials have been invited to lend their support to create PEACE in our schools and communities. Funding for the Youth & Peace Conference has been received from the Cesar Chavez Foundation and Pima County Attorney’s Office.

About FSA

Home visitation & parent education programs providing a continuum of quality, research-based, & curriculum driven services to support families & children prenatally through age 5.
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