Invitation to Community Discussion on Youth and Gang Violence

Community Conversation


Mayor Dan Bianchi will be holding a community conversation at Morningside Community School on Monday, August 25th. The shooting this week has highlighted the need and importance of continued strong efforts to address youth and gang violence. Please attend a community conversation with your neighbors to learn about actions taken to prevent youth and gang violence and to discuss what can be done together to address the issue.


Where: Morningside Community School cafeteria, 100 Burbank Street


When: Monday, August 25th, 6:00-7:00 pm



  • 6:00-6:15 Panel introductions: Mayor Dan Bianchi, Police Chief Michael Wynn, Reverend Warren Dews Jr., Karen Tracana-Department of Youth Services, Dr. Jake McCandless-Pittsfield Public Schools’ Superintendent, Eddie Taylor-CEO of the SEED  Network, moderator Adam Hinds-Shannon Grant Coordinator, and the Pittsfield community
  • 6:15-7:00 Community Discussion