On 22 September 2022, the Strong Cities Network (SCN) will hold a two-hour side event in the margins of the high-level opening of the 77th United Nations General Assembly. City-led Action in Preventing Violent Extremism, Hate and Polarisation: Local-level Approaches, Needs and Priorities 22 September 2022 4:00pm – 6:00pm Followed by a reception The Lexington...
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On 15 June 2022, Young Cities led a one-day Youth Intercity Virtual Exchange that brought together 32 youth activists and local government officials from Mombasa County, Kenya, and Kristiansand, Norway. The event was organised in partnership with the Mombasa County Government and the City of Kristiansand.
Sixteen Young Cities Ambassadors from Mombasa joined 16 high school activists from Kristiansand for this dynamic exchange. They presented their creative, youth-led peacebuilding initiatives to address hate crime and hate speech in their communities, shared the experiences and best practices they had learned in the process, and delivered recommendations for better youth-city collaboration to city officials present, including the Deputy Mayor of Kristiansand, Eric Rostoft.
On 8 June 2022, Strong Cities Network, in cooperation with the City of Los Angeles, the Violence, Inequality and Power Lab at the University of San Diego, and the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University, co-hosted “Promoting An Integrated City-Led Approach to Violence Prevention: Sharing Lessons and Good Practices Across the Americas”, a side event at the 9th Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles.