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Action communities can take to curb local violence to be explored at SUNY Upstate free forum Oct. 16

Can actions taken by individuals and by the community as a whole result in devaluing violence as a problem solver? If so, which actions are most effective? The answers to these questions will be discussed at a free, public forum "Violence in the Streets," sponsored by SUNY Upstate Medical University, Wednesday, Oct. 16 from noon to 1 p.m. in the ninth floor auditorium of Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Avenue in Syracuse.

Part one of the "Violence in the Streets" series was held Sept. 25 when participants examined the causes of crime.

Paul Cunningham, M.D., SUNY Upstate professor and chair of surgery and a persistent examiner of the causes of violence, will lead the discussion. Cunningham will be joined by other panelists, including Heather Wyncoop, program director of the Youth Empowerment Project of the American Friends Service Committee.

"Violence in the Streets" is a program of SUNY Upstate's Faith and Values Forum series, sponsored by SUNY Upstate's Spiritual Care Services and made possible by a grant from Advocates for Upstate Medical University.

For more information about the forum, call 315-464-4498.