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“Family Reunion” in Columbus Park

By meerna Jun12,2024

Residents gathered in Columbus Park June 9 for a neighborhood meeting organized by To Walk in My Shoes, a nonprofit that offers free programs on addictions, violence prevention and money management.

Matthew Bell and his mother Jacqueline Malone (right) at the To Walk in My Shoes event in Columbus Park, Sunday, June 9, 2024 | Todd Bannor

From noon to 7 p.m., West Side residents talked, danced to music, and shopped at vendor booths. The consumption of alcohol, drugs, weapons and fireworks was prohibited at the event.

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Shrone Conaway, co-founder of To Walk in My Shoes and founder of Girl Get Up, photo courtesy of Shrone Conaway

“We want to show our children, the children of the community and the community that we can all come together, listen to music, dance and have fun without any violence,” Shrone Conaway, co-founder of To Walk in My Shoes, previously told Austin Weekly News.

By meerna

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