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                                             MARCH 29, 2023
                                                                                             VOLUME 16 • ISSUE 7



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                                                                               An art exhibit at Rowan’s
                                                                               Cumberland campus
                                                                               becomes part of the
                                                                               healing process for families
                                                                               of gun violence victims             $1 Million in Federal
                                                                               in our region.                      Funds Will Help Reduce
                                                                                                                   Youth Violence in County
                                                                                                                     Last week, U.S. Senator Bob
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                                                                                                                   along with Jennifer Webb-McRae,
                                                                                     owan College of South Jersey   Cumberland County Prosecutor (right),
                                                                                     (RCSJ) Cumberland campus      community partners, and representa-
                                                                               Rrecently held an artist reception   tives from Inspira Health (CEO Amy
                                                                               and opening program for the “Souls Shot   Mansue, at left), announced $1 million
                                                                               Portrait Project: Portraits of Victims   in Fiscal Year 2023 federal funding for
                                                                               of Gun Violence” exhibition in the   the launch of a no-cost summer camp as
                                                                               College’s Brown University Center.   well as year-round support services for
                                                                                 The mission of this poignant exhibit   youth in violence-impacted and disad-
                                                                               is to illuminate the lives of victims cut   vantaged areas of the county.
              At RCSJ Cumberland’s “Souls Shot Portrait Project” opening program,    short by the epidemic of gun violence   The program, coordinated by Inspira
          Carla Reyes Miller shares stories about her son Kevin Wayne Miller, (seen in the   www.vanariadental.com  through the transformative power of art.   Health, will also address physical
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