Violence-prevention assembly slated for Germantown High on Monday

On Monday morning, the U.S. Attorney’s Office will host a violence-prevention assembly in Germantown High School’s auditorium.

A press release from the office noted that “the event was designed to provide understanding of the magnitude of firearm violence in the city, violence and bullying prevention, life choices and the consequences for the law. It will also inform them about youth courts and mentoring opportunities.”

During the event, Assistant U.S. Attorney Sozi Tulante, a former Philadelphia gang member who ended up graduating from Harvard Law School, will share his story with the students.

In addition to U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger, students will also hear from two-time cruiserweight boxing world champion Steven Cunningham.

The pugilist will discuss how being bullied as a youth impacted his life, namely how he turned that negative into a positive, which resulted in a successful boxing career.

Other speakers include Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert K. Reed and Village of Arts & Humanities Program Director El Sawyer.

The event is scheduled to run from 8:40 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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