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6th Annual 100 Days of Nonviolence Campaign to Conclude With A New Initiative to Combat Youth

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                              January 17, 2016

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-721-5369

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Violence among our youth is steadily increasing in communities across America. Through the 100 Days of Nonviolence student led initiative, Birmingham is taking a stand by empowering our youth to reduce violence and crimes in their communities. Today, Councilor Jay Roberson and TAP will launch the First Annual 100 Days of Nonviolence Teen Summit to educate and empower youth to build and execute strategies to combat violence. The two-day summit will be held at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Registration begins at 9:00 A.M. and Teen Summit kicks off at 11:30 A.M.

“It’s so important that as we look to encourage our youth to become involved in activities that will enhance their learning, that we continually provide them with various outlets that touch on so many different talents,” Councilor Roberson said. “Through this campaign it is my hope that our youth will be enlighten on all of the positive aspects that will come to culmination if they continue to stay away from violence.”

During the summit, youth will experience a day of education and fun through a variety of breakout sessions that discuss topics such as social media, career readiness, violence prevention and voting rights. The breakout sessions will be led by community and business leaders and Birmingham youth. Students who spark change in their communities and schools will be honored as Change Agents at the 100 Days of Nonviolence Awards Ceremony. The summit will end with a day of service and the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade.
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What: 100 Days of Nonviolence Teen Summit

When: Sunday, January 17, 2015, 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Monday, January 18, 2015, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Teen Summit: Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Boulevard, 35203

MLK Day Parade: Linn Park: 710 20th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

For media inquiries please contact Birmingham City Council Director of Public Information Brittany Sharp at 205.721.5369.