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Forum on gun violence Friday

DeKALB – DeKalb County State's Attorney Richard Schmack and DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery will participate in a panel and open forum Friday on gun violence.

The forum also will include Toni Tollerud, a Northern Illinois University professor of counseling and education, and Maylan Dunn-Kenney, an NIU professor of early childhood education, according to a news release. It is titled "Learning to Live Peaceably in Violent Times: Panel and Public Forum on Violence and What Our Community Can Do."

The free forum will begin at 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist of DeKalb, 158 N. Fourth St., the news release states. A potluck will start at 6 p.m.

Planning for the event started in the days after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut. Dan Kenney, who organized a DeKalb candlelight memorial, is one of the organizers of this forum. The forum is co-sponsored by the DeKalb County Democrats, First Congregational United Church of Christ of DeKalb, DeKalb Interfaith Network and the Unitarian Universalist of DeKalb.

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