Michelle Obama to visit West Englewood school in Chicago youth violence visit Wednesday

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SHARE Michelle Obama to visit West Englewood school in Chicago youth violence visit Wednesday

After joining Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to talk about youth violence, First Lady Michelle Obama will head to Harper High School on Chicago’s South Side.

The First Lady is scheduled to meet with a small group of students and counselors at Harper High School in West Englewood “to hear firsthand about their experiences,” since the public school has been “profoundly affected by violence.”

In the past year, 29 current or former students have been shot and eight of them died.

Michelle Obama’s visit comes as rhetoric over how to curb gun violence ramps up across the nation with Washington still working on a variety of possible new measures.

Michelle Obama’s earlier remarks at Emanuel’s event — the “Joint Luncheon Meeting: Working Together to Address Youth Violence in Chicago” — will be livestreamed at Digital.cityofchicago.org.

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