Dr. Eugene Rivers, one of the architects of the Boston Miracle that saw shooting deaths plummet in the 1990s after pastors and police mentored and counseled youth, is coming to Toronto next week.
Dr. Rivers will be speaking in Rexdale at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Rexdale next Tuesday. This is the same church where Amon Beckles was killed while attending the funeral of a friend, another murder victim.
From an article from Inside Toronto:
Strategy members are Etobicoke pastors and police, using Rivers’ Boston Strategy model in Rexdale to turn youth away from a life of crime and violence. So far, strategy members have launched homework clubs and basketball programs in schools, and walk at-risk communities with police to build relationships with residents.
Dr. Rivers comes at the invitation of the GTA Faith Alliance.
Location: Seventh Day Adventist Church, Rexdale (1621 Albion Road Etobicoke)
Time: Tuesday, January 10th at 7:00 p.m.