Local officials will hold youth summit on gun violence Wednesday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Local and State officials are hosting a youth summit to discuss gun violence in the city of Rochester on Wednesday, Aug. 31.

As gun violence continues to plague Rochester streets, local representatives are convening a group of committed young people to hear directly from them about how their public officials can be of service. There will be ample time for the youth in attendance to ask questions and share ideas on how to reduce violence and their vision for the future.

The event will observe a moment of silence to honor victims of gun violence and their families. There will also be information shared from Victor Saunders, the Mayor’s Violence Prevention Advisor.

In attendance will be NYS Assemblymember Demond Meeks, NYS Senator Jeremy Cooney, County Legislator Ricky Frazier, as well as representatives from Monroe County and Rochester City Council.

The youth summit will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. at the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center, 161 Chestnut St, Rochester, NY 14604.