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Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villarraigosa comes to Chicago


Villarraigosa will participate in Cities Striving for Peace, a public forum hosted by Chicago CRED and the inVEST Campaign. The forum will be held from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Harris Theater, located at 205 East Randolph Drive.

Villarraigosa will join other former mayors who have who have successfully lowered gun violence in their communities and also includes Adrian Fenty from Washington, D.C., and Mitch Landrieu from New Orleans — who have successfully lowered gun violence in their communities. The morning will be moderated by Chicago CRED Managing Partner, Arne Duncan.

Antonio Villaraigosa served as the 41st Mayor of Los Angeles, California, from 2005 to 2013. Before becoming mayor, he was a member of the California State Assembly, where he served as the Democratic leader of the Assembly, and the Speaker of the California State Assembly. He ran for Governor of California in 2018. Villaraigosa was one of ten mayors from North America to be short-listed as a finalist for the 2008 World Mayor Award. He will fly to Chicago days before Chicago’s mayoral election.

Visit citiesstrivingforpeace.org for more information.

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