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Community gathering gives safe space for residents to address violence in Winnipeg – APTN News

November 7, 2019

It was standing room only as more than 200 residents filled a Winnipeg school gym Wednesday evening to share feelings of grief, frustration and importantly solutions when it comes to addressing escalating violence in the city.

The night was put together by the provincial NDP with the goal of hearing directly from residents and grassroots organizations.

“[This] has to be community lead. You can’t have top down approaches… if you don’t have community at the forefront I would suggest to you that it’s bound to fail,” said Nahanni Fontaine, a provincial politician represents the riding of St. John’s in Winnipeg.

Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2019/11/07/community-gathering-gives-safe-space-for-residents-to-address-violence-in-winnipeg/

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