- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Billboards aimed at reducing gun violence will be displayed the next few weeks in the Dayton area.

The billboard campaign scheduled from this week through April 26 features images from the “Kin Killin’ Kin” project by Dayton-based artist James Pate.

Dayton city officials say the 13 billboards are designed to expand awareness and promote participation in efforts to reduce gun violence.

Pate created the art from 2000 to 2010 to encourage dialogue between young people and the community searching for solutions to gun violence and other crimes.

The Community Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence presenting the project is a partnership between Montgomery County and the cities of Dayton and Trotwood. Dayton’s Human Relations Council will conduct a media tour of some of the billboards on Friday.

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