Friday, June 2, 2023 

4 PM – 6 PM 

Compton College 
Compton, CA 


Gun violence awareness

Support House Bill 1111, United States Department of Peacebuilding 

Although peace is the foundation of hip-hop, the recent rise in gun violence has created an untenable environment inside and outside of the Culture, impacting communities nationwide. With one rapper dead every 44 hours due to gun violence, the hip-hop community can no longer be silent about the prevalence of guns on the streets and the resulting environment of violence and trauma. 

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop this year, we use June 2, National Gun Violence Awareness Day, as a moment to reflect on the impact of guns in our community, what we can do to build peace, and learn current efforts to combat the problem. 

Special Thanks To:

Moderated by Fox 11 LA Anchor

Christine Devine

Remarks by Compton Mayor

Emma Sharif

Special Video Remarks
by Los Angeles Mayor

Karen Bass

US Representative (CA-43)

Maxine Waters

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Our Peace Partners reflect the dignity of peace and serve as global advocates to reduce gun violence, remove barriers to peace, and restore peace as the foundation of hip-hop culture.

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