You’re Invited!

by Safety Connection

You’re invited to a Community Safety Conversation this Saturday (8/21) at Elver Park (1250 McKenna Blvd) on the west side of Madison. City alders, leaders and representatives from the Madison Police Department will join neighbors in a conversation about the current state of public safety in Madison.

From the event organizers:

Many residents are crying out in frustration over the state of the City we love. We’ve suffered another homicide, this time a 17-year-old, at a crowded party, just a block from Camp Randall, on a night with multiple shots-fired incidents in different parts of the City.

Residents are tired of wondering if they’re hearing gunshots or fireworks. Shots-fired incidents are off the charts, even after a record-breaking 2020. People are tired of hearing noises in the night and wondering if someone is inside their house, or if their car will still be in the driveway when they head out for work in the morning.

Our City is becoming bigger and more violent. What can we do to help solve these problems? It starts with a conversation. An opportunity for residents to be heard and our City’s leaders to listen and lead. Many of our City’s leaders have been invited to this listening session and some will be there.

Priority number one for this meeting is coming together ready to listen and treating everyone who shows up with dignity and respect. Let’s come with our hearts and minds prepared for civil conversation and stay focused on solutions.

Having a safe and welcoming community takes action. As residents, we need to find our piece of the puzzle and play that role so Madison can be a place where all can thrive. What are your strengths, your skills, your passions? How can we work together as concerned residents and city leaders, with love, respect, and the best interests of our City and ALL residents at heart?

Bring your family and friends, spread the word! All are welcome. Bring a chair or blanket, if desired. Saturday, August 21 at 10:00 am Elver Park-Shelter Area, look for balloons 1250 McKenna Blvd. Madison, WI 53719

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