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Community members meet to educate against violence

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Thursday community members, church leaders and law enforcement officers met to continue the discussion on combatting the growing violence problem in Waterloo.

About 90 people attended the day-long seminar focusing on educating young men and women on how to deal with their anger before they turn to domestic or community violence.

Domestic violence educater, Robert Tyson, said Thursday's event was created because community members felt it was needed and will make a difference.

"We wanted the whole community to step up and educate their kids, their sons, their professionals - the entire community," said Tyson.

Today's keynote speaker was tony porter from A Call to Men.  The seminar was sponsored by the East Side Ministerial Alliance, Seeds of Hope, Black Hawk-Grundy Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition, UNI Graduate School of Public Policy, Family & Children's Council, New City Ministries, YWCA of Black Hawk County, Iowa Accountability Program, Cedar Valley's Promise.

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