Pathways to Peace: A Groundbreaking Symposium on Youth Justice and Public Safety in Nashville

NASHVILLE, TN — The AIR Equity Initiative is set to host its inaugural public symposium, “Pathways to Peace: Reimagining the Future of Public Safety for Youth and Communities,” on October 12 in Nashville. This groundbreaking event aims to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders, from youth and community leaders to policymakers and researchers, to engage in meaningful dialogue about youth justice and public safety.

A Confluence of Minds and Ideas

Moderated by Grammy-nominated musician Aloe Blacc, a philanthropist and advocate for social justice, the symposium is designed to be a platform for cross-sector dialogue. The focus will be on community-driven, evidence-informed approaches to tackle the pressing issues surrounding youth justice and public safety, not just in Nashville but also in communities nationwide.

An Open Invitation

The AIR Equity Initiative encourages community members, including young people, to attend this free public event. The symposium aims to be an inclusive space where everyone’s voice is heard, and where actionable solutions can be collaboratively developed.

The Urgency of Now

The event comes at a time when the topic of public safety and youth justice is more urgent than ever. With rising incidents of violence and a justice system that often disproportionately affects young people, especially those from marginalized communities, the need for a comprehensive and community-oriented approach to public safety is evident.

A Holistic Approach

The symposium will highlight various community-driven strategies that are evidence-informed and have shown promise in reducing violence and equipping youth to thrive. These strategies range from mentorship programs and educational initiatives to community policing reforms and mental health services.

How to Participate

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For those interested in joining this pivotal conversation, you can learn more and register for the event on Eventbrite at

Join the Conversation on Social Media

For those who can’t attend in person but want to be part of the dialogue, follow @AIRInforms and the hashtag #AIR4Equity on Twitter to stay updated on the discussions and outcomes of the event.


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