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Birmingham City Schools Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council Presents #NeverAgainBham – Council Pro Tem Jay Roberson to serve as panelist

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Thursday April 26, 2018

Contact: Chiara Perry

Phone: 205-383-8432

chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov

 

BIRMINGHAM, AL— As discussions are happening across the nation about how to curb violence in schools and among youth, Council President Pro Tem Jay Roberson will be a panelist this evening to further those conversations and come up with practical solutions.

Following the tragic death of Courtland Arrington, a teenage girl and aspiring nurse, who was shot and killed at Huffman High School when a gun was discharged, the discussion is aimed to elevate the concerns of students about their safety and the role Birmingham can play in the “Never Again” movement.

“It’s encouraging to see young people take a stand and let their voices be heard,” Council President Pro Tem Roberson said. “Gun violence has been a plague on our nation’s youth, and our communities. I believe the activism of young people in this country, and elsewhere, is going to be the spark that is needed to make real change.”

Those attending the student-led event will be able to ask questions of the panelists and offer suggestions as to how Birmingham can address the issue of youth violence, be it through policy, partnerships or grassroots efforts.

Who: Council President Pro Tem Jay Roberson will be a panelist at the Birmingham City Schools Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council Presents #NeverAgainBham

When: Thursday April 26, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Parker High School Auditorium, 400 Rev. Abraham L. Woods Jr. Blvd.

This press release is a collaborative effort from Chiara Perry and Cody Owens in the Birmingham City Council Office of Public Information. For media inquiries please contact Interim Director of Public Information Chiara Perry at 205.383.8432.