With gun and gang violence in Chicago reaching new heights, First Lady Michelle Obama has decided to return home to find answers.
According to the White House, Mrs. Obama is scheduled to lead a city-wide discussion on youth empowerment and combating violence in the Windy City at a luncheon on April 10th.
“First Lady Michelle Obama will return to her hometown to address local business and community leaders about providing more opportunities for young people to achieve their full potential,” the statement reads. Particpating leaders will include Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Allstate Corporation President Thomas J. Wilson and Loop Capital CEO James Reynolds, Jr.
Most recently, 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins was shot five times in the South Side neighborhood of Woodlawn. The attack happened while her father was changing her diaper in their minivan.....snip~
Michelle Obama Heads To Chicago For Youth Gun Violence Discussion | Celebrity News & Style for Black Women
Michelle Obama is going home. The First Lady will travel to Chicago next month to partake in a luncheon designed to address the city’s youth and gun violence. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel organized the luncheon, titled “Working Together to Address Youth Violence in Chicago,” to build a coalition of leaders and civic organizations invested in finding solutions for the gun violence plaguing the city. Some of the expected attendees include civic organizations like World Business Chicago and the Economic Club as well as business leaders like Thomas J. Wilson, Chairman, President and CEO of the Allstate Corporation.
“Chicago’s businesses are partnering with social service professionals and community groups to make our neighborhoods safer for innocent children,” Wilson said in a press release from Emanuel’s office. “The current level of violence has been decades in the making and is unacceptable. It’s time to fix this the Chicago way, working together.”
The attendees will gauge possible solutions to curb gun violence, but according to DNAinfo Chicago, Obama and Emanuel are also gathering these influencers to raise $50 million to support Emanuel’s initiative to increase youth engagement.
Michelle Obama Heads to Chicago to Discuss Youth Gun Violence | Clutch Magazine
Looks Like the FLOTUS is going to get in on the Gun issue while addressing Youth Violence. Thoughts? Seems Obama wants a full scale assault to try and get some sort of victory out of his losing Gun Control Issue.