Atlanta Station to Host Town Hall on Impact of Violence on Black Youth

By Kevin Eck 

Atlanta NBC station WXIA is holding a town hall to discuss the impact of Black youth violence in metro Atlanta. The event will take place Monday, May 8 at 6 p.m. at the Auburn Avenue Research Library located at 101 Auburn Ave. NE in partnership with radio station V-103, Grady Hospital, and the library.

The station’s culture correspondent Neima Abdulahi will host community leaders, school officials, recording artists, parents, and teens to discuss how to keep streets safe. WXIA said this is the start of a 6-month commitment to look closely at why so many children are getting shot, and more importantly, what can be done to reverse this trend.

The event is free and open to the public, however, seating is limited so people must reserve advance tickets. Click here for tickets. There is limited on-site parking and passes will be available inside the venue.


The town hall will be recorded for re-broadcast on May 25 in primetime on WXIA and additional time periods on WATL Channel 36 throughout the summer.