East Texans met for the second community wide Summit on Non-Violence, Tuesday. Reverend Jerome Milton led The Summit at The Greater New Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, in Tyler.
The Summits are to encourage community members to come together in finding solutions to combat crime. The first took place just days after Briana Young was killed in gang crossfire at PT Cole Park.
"Fifty years later, we must ask ourselves the question, are we still living the dream or are we looking at a nightmare? And that's a challenge, you know, tonight, that we want the dream to live on, and we just don't want to stir and wallow in a twenty first century nightmare," Reverend Milton said.
Reverend Milton says many partnerships have formed since that first meeting between community leaders and non-profit organizations to help guide area teens and children.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:31 AM EDT2014-09-16 11:31:48 GMT
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