WHAT: April 4th Revisited: Saving Lives Building Dreams! is the country's first national Town Hall Meeting on preventing violence affecting youth using a public health approach and advancing the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leaders within government, politics, health, entertainment, education, community and youth organizations, and the media will join together to transform what has traditionally been a day of mourning for the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. into a day that builds momentum to prevent violence affecting youth in the first place.
April 4th Revisited: Saving Lives Building Dreams! starts off with a national telebriefing featuring members of congress and mayors discussing the pandemic of violence affecting youth and prevention strategies. The briefing is followed by in-person panels.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 4th at 12noon to 1pm (ET)/ 9am to 10am (PT) (Telebriefing)
WHO: Coordinated by The Martin Luther King III Institute for Social Justice and Human Rights and the CDC-funded Urban Networks to Increase Thriving Youth (UNITY)
Telebriefing speakers include:
Mayor Landrieu (New Orleans)
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-35th)
Congressman Al Green (TX-9th)
Prevention experts on violence affecting youth:
Dr. Howard Spivak, Director, Division of Violence Prevention, CDC
Larry Cohen, UNITY Co-Chair and Executive Director Prevention Institute
Dr. Lauren Smith, Medical Director, MA Dept. of Public Health
Dr. John Rich, Chair Department of Health Management Policy, Drexel University
Dr. Howard Pinderhughes, UC San Francisco, UNITY
Journalists on site are also invited to attend the panels featuring:
Martin Luther King III
Actor Tyrese Gibson
Nationally recognized youth spokesperson Mary Pat Hector
Former Atlanta Mayor and U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young
Minneapolis Councilman Don Samuels
Download the day's agenda.
WHERE: Telebriefing call in:
Media Only: 888-795-0855
International Number: 630-395-0360
Non Media: 1-888-447-7153, pass code 227380
Panels will be held at The Carter Center, 453 Freedom Pkwy NE in Atlanta
Connect on Twitter and Facebook for more information, and follow along with livetweets of the event at #savinglives12.
Event transcript will be available on http://www.preventioninstitute.org/unity and http://www.mlkiii.org/APRIL4thREVISITED.php
For Media Inquiries, please contact Sana Chehimi, Prevention Institute 510.681.3534