NATIONAL UNITY SUMMIT REVIEW
Formerly National Gang Summit
Press Coverage Request
Date: Friday & Saturday, September 27-28, 2013
Location: House of Hope 752 E. 114th Street Chicago, IL
The Village is here! The nation is coming to Chicago to help put an end to gang
violence. Chicago is the first of five stops where people across the nation will implement
strategies to help save the youth of America from gun violence.
On September 27-28, 2013, a National Unity Summit Review is being held in Chicago at
the House of Hope located at 752 E. 114th Street. This Summit will address the loss of
life in Chicago’s inner city as well as the violence that is sweeping across our nation.
This two day event is open to the public. The youth are urged to attend. Former gang
and current gang members will be present for discussion involving the subject of
Dr. Gregory Tatum is the visionary and president for this Summit. He now lives in
California, but grew up in the Cabrini Green projects in the early 60’s. He was saved
from the streets thanks to his mentor and former track coach, Illinois’ current Secretary
of State Jesse White. “For 20 years, I have been involved in the community to try to
better lives of young people through mentorship, and by using the arts such as stage
plays, acting, one on one encounters, group settings, cable TV outreach, and street
evangelism says Tatum. ‘It has been twenty years since the first gang summit in
Chicago held for 5 days, closed to the public, exclusive to 300 gang members. We now
face the same problems. We believe this summit will help the community to heal, bring
some understanding to this recent surge of violence and to bring closure to the victims’
September 27th 6-9 p.m. Prayer Vigil for families of victims
“Remembering the 500+” Civic leaders, victims’ families, clergy, media, and the public
September 28th 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. The focus is on education and change. The agenda
consists of workshops focusing on the influence of music, social media, parent
detection, etc.; panel discussion with experts, former gang members, etc.; and business
leaders will also be talking to the youth about jobs and internships. The Jesse White
tumblers will also be performing.
In attendance for the National Unity Summit Review will be Secretary of State Jesse
White, a host of Chicago pastors, the public, victims’ families, former and present gang
members, educators, Pastor Charles Singleton of Loveland Church located in Ontario,
California (formerly from Chicago), the visionary, Dr. Gregory Tatum of Bakersfield,
California, as well as supporters from across the nation.
National Unity Summit Review Vision Statement
The vision of the “National Unity Summit Review” is to study the division of
communities by Gang, and territorial control, that has ruin our communities in this
nation over many decades. It is our goal to find solutions for our nations youth that are
involved in gang activity to help them find their real purpose in life. We will look at ways
on how to eradicate this social disorder in our nation’s major cities and suburbs.
These are long term goals with great expectations for real life changing results. We will
use former gang members and current gang members to help reach some of our goals
as well as parents, pastors, teachers and community leaders. No stone will be left
unturned. This is a move of God called by God to help save our youth from violence in
this nation. Come join us in this vision.
PR: Bonnie Winfrey 815-744-5340 or by cell at 815-557-6681! !
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