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CITY COUNCILOR JAY ROBERSON, PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE, KICKS- OFF 5THYEAR OF 100 DAYS OF NONVIOLENCE CAMPAIGN

What: 100 youth from Birmingham and surrounding areas will come together to develop a 100-Day nonviolence action plan to kick off the 5th anniversary of the 100 Days of Nonviolence. The Youth Summit will allow youth to participate in a roundtable discussion that will be live streamed to students in New Mexico. Since the program launched in 2009, not one youth under the age of 18 has lost their life due to violence,” says Jay Roberson, Birmingham City Councilor, President Pro Tempore, District Seven. “The program works, and we are excited to kick-off the fifth year and expand our mission to other areas

When: October 10, 2014 – 10:15 AM Roundtable Discussion 11:00 AM Press Conference

Where: McWane Science Center 200 19th St. N Birmingham, AL 35203

How: The Youth Summit will focus on providing solutions for making communities safe. The students will engage in an interactive discussion with youth who are a part of the New Mexico Martin Luther King, Jr. State Commission.

Speakers: Jalen Wilson, student, Parker High School and Jakobe Kendricks, student, Wenonah High School.

William A. Bell, mayor, City of Birmingham; A.C. Roper, chief, Birmingham Police Department are expected to be in attendance.

Additional: Since 2009, Councilor Jay Roberson has led the 100 Days of Non Violence Campaign in Birmingham. This campaign has resulted in a drastic reduction of violent crimes by youth in Birmingham, and the signing of pledges to promote a safer society. Roberson is the chairman of the city’s Planning and Zoning Committee.

 

 

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