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The North Charleston Police Department’s (NCPD) RECAP (Rebuilding Every Community Around Peace) program will host a “Stop Gun Violence” symposium Saturday morning in partnership with Soul Harvesters Outreach Ministry.

The symposium aims to bring together communities, organizations and leaders to partner with law enforcement on a collaborative effort to protect people’s lives from the increasing threat of gun violence. The event follows a busy month for gun violence, with multiple shootings making headlines since a pair of mass shootings over Easter weekend rocked the state. 

“We must change the culture and the narrative of apologies, sorrowful tear-filled speeches, candlelight vigils and funerals for individuals lost to gun violence in our communities,” NCPD said in a press release. 

NCPD will also seek to bridge resources, funding and information that can be used to organize a task force that can take a more proactive approach against gun violence. 

The symposium is set for 11 a.m., May 14 at the Cathedral of Praise at 3790 Ashley Phosphate Road, North Charleston.