'Not in My Hood' conference held in Flatbush Gardens to take stand against gun violence
BROOKLYN - Dozens of Brooklyn residents rallied in Flatbush Gardens Saturday to take a stand against gun violence.
Students and parents participated in the fourth annual "Not in My Hood" anti-violence conference.
The event kicks off Gun Violence Awareness Month, and focuses on ways to reduce violence in all five boroughs.
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Several elected officials stopped by the event to say that anyone, young and old alike, can help play a part in the push for safer streets.
Gama Droiville, a 13-year-old who was shot in the eye in East Flatbush two weeks ago, served as the event's grand marshal.
After the conference, students marched to a resource fair, where they learned more about anti-gun violence, job opportunities, summer youth programs and other educational resources.