Reclaiming our Youth Through

Community Connections X:

Focus on Boys & Young Men

"Equity and Violence Prevention"

                                November 2, 2017

The killing of African-American young males is an epidemic. The health and wellness of our
communities are at risk. We must find some solutions to stop the violence. Your involvement
is needed.

The Symposium is designed to develop a comprehensive approach to assist this region’s boys
and young men in finding paths to safe and productive lives. Your participation will help to
highlight the connected issues of various disparities, injustice, violence, education, and drug &
alcohol abuse, and move us toward developing solutions. The goals of the Symposium are:

1. Dialogue about various solutions to improve the quality of life for boys and young men.
2. Explore long term strategies for addressing violence prevention and health maintenance.
3. Encourage communities to Listen and Hear what our boys are telling us.

The underlying themes are:
The Role of Parents and Schools in Reclaiming Our Youth to Prevent Violence
The Role of Churches and Communities in Reclaiming Our Youth to Prevent Violence
The Role of Businesses in Reclaiming Our Youth to Prevent Violence
The Role of Government, local, state, federal in Reclaiming Our Youth to Prevent Violence

The state of boys and young men impact all of us. Reality and the statistics are telling us that the problems are becoming more severe. It is up to the community to make a difference in the lives of our boys and young men. We must ask ourselves, what can we do to guide our boys to embrace non-violence and avoid other risky behaviors?

For questions or more information call:

Dr. Albertha Graham-Ellison at 412-973-9524

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