Mayor de Blasio And Harlem’s Street Corner Resources Holds Youth Town Hall (Video)

July 17, 2020

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Harlem’s Street Corner Resources teamed today for a youth town hall meeting to discuss gun violence prevention, jobs, and more with residents in Harlem.

Nearly half (50%) of the youth had had some experience in some way negative with the New York Police Department (NYPD).

The meeting started with a socially distanced Iesha Sekou at Street Corner Resources in Harlem by asking a circle of youths about gun violence. Nearly half (50%) of the youth had had some experience in some way negative with the New York Police Department (NYPD).

With three teens were shot on July 3rd, 2020 in East Harlem, a Harlem dad talks of start bullet that almost hit his daughter, and sadly many more stories.

With three teens were shot on July 3rd, 2020 in East Harlem, a Harlem dad talks of start bullet that almost hit his daughter, and sadly many more stories.

The mayor discussed combating gun violence by offering more after-school programs, summer jobs, and trying to build a better relationship with police and youth.


Mayor de Blasio said Thursday’s town hall is just the beginning and hopes to take some of the ideas discussed there and apply them in the borough.

Here’s the entire town hall:


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