In an effort to increase the conversation around protecting Black lives in the wake of recent murders of Black men in Baton Rouge, La. and St. Paul, Minnesota, the Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals Network is scheduled to host a #No More Hashtags — Justice, the Movement for Black Lives… and YOU event on July 14.

YPN NoMoreHashtags - July 2016

The community forum, under the theme, “Educate, Equip, Engage!” is scheduled to take place at the Shiloh Baptist Church, 1401 Jamieson Ave., in Alexandria, Va., from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The event is a community forum that was created to enable the local community to share its thoughts on the alleged police brutality and violence nationwide. According to a Young Professionals Network webpage , attendees will also hear from community leaders and receive guidance on practical next steps to take in insuring the safety of Black lives.  

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