Operation CeaseFire NJ is holding a peace summit with representatives from all branches of government on May 17th, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at International High School to discuss ways to address the violence that plagues city streets.
In attendance will be Camelia Valdes, Passaic County Prosecutor; Richard Berdnik, county sheriff; William Fraher, city’s police chief; Shavonda Sumter, assemblywoman representing New Jersey’s 35th Legislative District which includes the city; Bob Baskin of the Peace Alliance; Ruby Cotton, 4th Ward councilwoman, as well as other council members.
The panel will also include a judge possibly, said Rick Prince, president of the CeaseFire organization. Main focus will be ways of improving public safety and quality of life in the city by employing a collaborative approach.
Silk City School Based Youth and Youth Services Bureau will be in 200 Grand Street to take part in the event.
Paterson Ceasefire Peace Summit
May 17th, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m
International High School (200 Grand Street)