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ELKHART Community invited to gun trafficking presentation

The community is invited to attend a presentation on gun violence and how to make peace.
Posted on March 22, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on March 22, 2013 at 11:59 a.m.

ELKHART — The community is invited to a presentation on the trafficking of guns and different approaches to working for peace.

The Mennonite Central Committee Great Lakes will host the event, which will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Hively Avenue Mennonite Church, 800 E. Hively Ave., Elkhart.

Fred Kauffman, coordinator of the MCC Philadelphia program, will speak about the topic. Kauffman has spent years working on gun violence prevention, according to a press release from the MCC.

The event will include a statistical analysis with information on gun violence and the availability of guns in Elkhart County.

The event is free, and refreshments will be served.

The event is part of the Violence Prevention Storytelling Tour, which is planned by MCC Great Lakes. The tour will make stops in schools, universities and churches in the area.

 Dionell Hill, left, and Donte Malik Hill, 7, lead members of the community in a march down Main Street Monday morning as part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in Elkhart. The march, sponsored by the Elkhart Black Expo, started from Elkhart Civic Plaza and ended at Missionary Baptist Church with a program that included a keynote speaker, followed by food and youth activities. (Truth Photo by Sarah Welliver) MLK Day speakers in Elkhart focus on bringing
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