HARTFORD — Mothers United Against Violence will hold a forum on May 23 about families living with trauma.
The free event will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Parker Memorial Community Center at 2621 Main St.
Families will get the opportunity to share their experiences coping with trauma and how they have been able to remain hopeful for a better future for their families and their community, organizers said.
The event will feature performances by Lance James and Youth Impact. Catering will be provided by Refined Twist.
Mothers United is a community organization in Greater Hartford that seeks to provide spiritual support, closure and social justice for victims and families impacted by violence.
The group is a part the Community Safety Coalition, which comprises of several local nonprofit agencies responding to the rising incidents of crime in Hartford. These organizations are working together to address the increased violence in the city.
Organizers said the goal is to create healthy communities through the reduction of urban violence and trauma in Hartford.