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WSU, Fairmount Neighborhood To Host Tribute To Letitia Davis

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Wichita State University is holding a tribute to Letitia Davis on Friday night. The 36-year-old was attacked in Fairmount Park last November. She later died from her injuries.

The violence that ended Davis’s life nearly a year ago shook not only the Fairmount neighborhood, but the campus of Wichita State University—which is right next door—and the city as a whole. 

From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Fairmount United Church of Christ, there will be "an opportunity for reflection, contemplation, information and coming together," according to a Wichita State University release.

The event will also feature a discussion about sexual assault and violence.

Ted Ayres leads Wichita State’s Office of Community Engagement and Opportunity.

“I think what’s important is that the university facilitate a gathering of the neighborhood, the community, the university, just take the time to not let her memory fade away,” Ayres says.

He also heads a campaign called 'Enough is Enough,' which stemmed from the attack on Letitia Davis. Ayres and his office are using a three-year grant of $250,000 to hold community town hall meetings and improve the Fairmount neighborhood in terms of health, safety and education.

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