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A Conversation With James Lawrence On GNV4All's Progress

This weekend will see a major milestone in the work being done by the two-year-old GNV4ALL organization.

GNV4ALL, led by Director James Lawrence, will be launching its Gainesville Empowerment Zone. It's one of the group's major recommendations, and Lawrence said it's designed to be a systemic solution to persistent racial and socio-economic problems in Gainesville and Alachua County.

Starting Saturday morning, volunteers will gather at the Library Partnership at 912 Northeast 16th Avenue then move into the GEZ area. That section of Gainesville is bounded by Northeast 9th Street, Northeast 16th Avenue, Northwest 39th Avenue and Waldo Road. For more information on GNV4ALL, check their Facebook page or www.GNV4ALL.COM

Above: Hear an extended conversation with Lawrence about GNV4ALL and the launching of the Empowerment Zone.

Forrest is a radio news manager for WUFT News. Reach him by emailing news@wuft.org or calling 352-392-6397.