Police, community coming together for conversation

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — As gun violence and tension with police continue to make headlines across the country, a group is starting a conversation about it here at home.

United Communities Against Crime has organized a community conversation called “Through Our Eyes.”

The event, scheduled for Tuesday, is in conjunction with Del. Delores McQuinn, Miss Community Clovia, and Shonda Harris-Muhammed. Police and citizens who were victims of gun violence will also be in attendance.

One of the flyers says “it’s time to speak out Richmond” and “stop the violence, break the silence.”

Organizers have also invited Mayor Dwight Jones, Police Chief Alfred Durham, and Sheriff C.T. Woody.

It’s happening at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School at 1000 Mosby Street from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Everybody is invited to attend and organizers of the event say they encourage the community to come out and have their voices heard.

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