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2019 Patachou Foundation Speakers Forum ft. Marcus McAllister

The Patachou Foundation’s 6th Annual Speakers Forum, our signature fundraising event, has been announced! It will be on September 19, 2019 at 6:30pm at The Toby at Newfields, presented by Taft. This year, we are excited to welcome our speaker, Marcus McAllister from Cure Violence. Join us by clicking here for tickets.

Marcus McAllister, incarcerated for over a decade, is the international trainer for Cure Violence, an organization changing the way cities think about gun violence, and, in the process, curing urban gun-related violence.

The work of Cure Violence, founded by a former chief of the World Health Organization, is guided by a clear understanding that violence is a public health crisis and has been replicated worldwide in New York City, New Orleans, San Pedro Sula, Honduras; Cape Town, South Africa; and Juarez, Mexico.

One person is killed with a gun in Indiana every 10 hours. Worldwide, 40,000 people died last year from gun violence. Three million American children witness an act of gun violence each year. Enough is enough. Gun violence is a contagious disease. But there is a cure.