How does a community respond to a crisis of deadly violence among its youth?
Recent, senseless violence among young people of Randolph County and beyond has brought to the forefront the need for intervention.
On Friday, May 11, at 7:00 pm at Charles M. Clack Community Center, (Formerly Roanoke National Guard Armory), a town-hall style conversation with those who have political capital, personal influence and economic resources to make the difference will focus on saving sons and daughters in the East Alabama area.
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Keynote speaker Bruce W. Griggs is a Fulton County Juvenile Court officer and founder of Operation Correct Start, Inc. This award-winning youth violence prevention specialist challenges parents and influencers to intervene early in the lives of young people, specifically young black men, to counter the culture of violence, the denigration of education and disregard for the sanctity of life. Griggs considers violence to be a disease, one that spreads like a contagion and results in a high rate of death and destruction.
Sponsors, the Committee to Elect Charlotte A. Clark-Frieson, Candidate for District 37, Alabama House of Representatives in collaboration with District 2 City Councilman Mack A. Bell, mayor pro tem, Roanoke, and program coordinator Tamara Terry Thomas invite all families and community leaders to attend and participate in the conversation.
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