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City Council Member Marci Collier Overstreet Joins Community Leaders to Address Youth Violence

Post Date:05/15/2018

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Avenue SW, Suite 2551
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

CONTACT:
Dexter M. Chambers
Council Communications Director
(404) 330-6309-Direct / (404) 392-0159-Cell
dchambers@atlantaga.gov - Email

May 15, 2018

City Council Member Marci Collier Overstreet Joins Community Leaders to Address Youth Violence

ATLANTA – Atlanta City Council member Marci Collier Overstreet will join Dr. Walter Young and community leaders for a press conference at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, to announce the formation of a committee that will develop sustainable strategies to address youth violence in southwest Atlanta. The press conference will be held at the Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA, 2220 Campbellton Road, S.W.

Community leaders are calling for action after Dr. Young’s 76-year-old wife was carjacked last week. Atlanta police found her car and detained two juveniles who were driving it on Cleveland Avenue. 

Mrs. Young was carjacked outside her husband’s dental practice on Cascade Road. Dr. Walter Young is the brother of civil rights icon Andrew Young.

The committee will host and plan a community forum to address the issue of violence on May 23 at the Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA at 6:30 p.m.

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