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Civic Awareness Series

Preventing Violence in Our Communities

Cantigny Park and the League of Women Voters continue their Civic Awareness Series with a panel discussion (in person and online) about preventing violence in our communities and next steps for restoring safety.

Meet the speakers:

Phil Andrew is Principal of PAX Group, a crisis and conflict management consultancy dedicated to helping leaders and organizations navigate dynamic environments. He was previously the Director of Violence Prevention for the Archdiocese of Chicago, and served in the City of Chicago’s Office of Violence Prevention. A former FBI special agent, Phil has led hostage negotiation teams and has expertise in violence prevention, counterintelligence, counterterrorism, and crimes against childrenHe is an adjunct instructor at Northwestern and DePaul Universities, and serves as advisor to the National Security and Human Rights Law Center at Kent College of Law.

Chris Paterson is the Assistant Secretary for the Illinois Department of Human Services Office of Firearm Violence Prevention. Before creating the OFVP, he was the Chief Program Officer at Friends of the Children-Chicago, an organization that provides children facing the greatest obstacles with paid, professional mentors. Prior to joining Friends of the Children, Chris was Senior Director of Programs and Policy for the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago. He has been a thought partner and implementer for Chicago’s largest violence intervention efforts, READI Chicago and Community Partnering 4 Peace.

Registration is not required for those attending the September 8 program at the Cantigny Park Visitors Center, and parking is free.

Online participants: please register using the button below. We will send you a Zoom link.

Zoom Registration

Questions? Please contact: ccorrigan@fdmuseum.org

  This program includes built-in closed captioning through Zoom.