Unity To The Community: Week Without Violence Events

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Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, the Allentown YMCA & YWCA and the Week Without Violence Committee recently announced that this year’s Week Without Violence will be observed from October 14–20.

“The Week Without Violence is an opportunity to reinforce the message that we can, and will all live peacefully together,” said Mayor Pawlowski.  “Violence is simply not the way to solve things.  The programs this week will provide safe and productive alternatives that our community can use.  It’s a week of great educational tools adults and our youth will benefit from.”

The Schedule of Events is as follows:

Sunday, October 14 – 11:00 a.m. Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent Suicide
Lehigh Parkway, Allentown. Register online www.outofthedarkness.org

Tuesday, October 16 – 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. YMCA & YWCA Allentown
Anti-violence Programs for Children
Anger Management – Crime Victims of the Lehigh Valley
Character Counts – Center for Humanistic Change

Community Forum YMCA & YWCA Allentown
5:30 p.m. – Roger MacLean, Chief of Police City of Allentown
Poster Contest Winners Crime Victims Council of Lehigh Valley
5:45 p.m. – Panel Discussion on Youth Challenges
Children’s Program – New Games – Center for Humanistic Change
6:30 p.m. – Free Spaghetti Dinner – (must pre-register early 610-434-9333)
6:45 p.m. – 4 Corners Activities
Red E Fox – Allentown Communications Center
Hands are Not for Hurting -Turning Point of Lehigh Valley
Bullying Prevention Program – Allentown School District
Internet Safety – Crime Victims of the Lehigh Valley
Free babysitting – (must pre-register 610-434-9333).

Wednesday, October 17 – 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Lights On After School (3)

(1) Boys & Girls Club of Allentown – 6th & Green streets – Free memberships available, anger management techniques demonstrated
(2) Mosser Elementary School – 129 S.Dauphin St. Allentown
(3) Sheridan Elementary School – 521 N. 2nd St. Allentown

Thursday, October 18 – 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 4 Corners Fun & Education/ Free Family Swim – YMCA & YWCA Allentown

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 4 Corners Activities-Allentown School District – for Y Child Care only 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Free Family Swim (limited to first 50 people) – register (610) 434-9333.
6:00 p.m. Domestic Violence Vigil at Cedar Crest College conducted by Turning Point of Lehigh Valley.

Saturday, October 20 – 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Neighborhood Summit at Sacred Heart Hospital Conference Center Allentown

The Summit includes adult programs on communicating with teens, emergency preparedness, housing and the empowered neighborhood and youth programs on dating safety and sexual violence.

Participating agencies in the Week Without Violence include the City of Allentown Health Bureau, City of Allentown Neighborhood Coordinator, Allentown School District, Allentown Public Library, Allentown YMCA & YWCA, Boys & Girls Club of Allentown, Center for Humanistic Change, Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley and Turning Point of Lehigh Valley.