Prevention Institute/UNITY; the National League of Cities’ Institute for Youth, Education, and Families; and the California Cities Gang Prevention Network are excited to feature Urban Peace Academy in a live webinar scheduled for November 3, 2010. The Academy, developed by Advancement Project, is the training component of a comprehensive strategy to reduce gang violence in Los Angeles. Advancement Project is a new generation civil rights “action tank” that utilizes policy and advocacy; research, data analysis and mapping; strategic partnerships with public and private stakeholders; legal action, when necessary; and stakeholder capacity building to expand opportunity for all.
Webinar participants will learn how the Academy develops teams of trained professionals, particularly hard core gang intervention workers and law enforcement, who respond to and reduce violence in Los Angeles’ hot zone communities. Participants will also learn how the Academy operationalizes summer safety programs, and is developing tailored training for parks and recreation workers, first responders and hospital emergency room staff, who are critical to implementing a comprehensive neighborhood safety strategy.
The panel features:
- Susan Lee, J.D., Director of Urban Peace, Advancement Project
- Fernando Rejón, Urban Peace Academy Manager, Advancement Project
- Billie Weiss, UNITY Co-Chair and Associate Director of the Southern California Injury Prevention Research Center, UCLA School of Public Health (moderator)
The web conference will take place on Wednesday, November 3, 2010:
11 a.m. to noon PST
Noon to 1 p.m. MST
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. CST
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST
In order to access the conference, you must Register Here.
- Check the box for "Urban Peace Academy" and click "Register" in the lower right corner.
- Enter your name and e-mail address and click "Submit."
- Upon registering, you will receive an e-mail with instructions to join.
- For help with registration, please contact Carmen Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 444-7738, ext. 311.
What is a Web Conference?
A web conference is an opportunity to attend an online presentation by watching a slideshow on your computer screen (using your Internet connection) and hearing the presenters through your telephone. Our web conferences feature an opportunity to participate in online question & answer sessions and live text chat between participants. If for some reason you are unable to join on your computer, you can download the presentation slides and listen to the presentation on your phone.
Read more about this webinar and register online.
UNITY is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of the CDC's national youth violence prevention initiative, Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE), and in part by The California Wellness Foundation.
"Violence is not the problem of one neighborhood or group, and the response and solutions are not the responsibility of one sector of the community or of one agency, professional group, or business. Coming together and owning this problem and the solutions are central."
-Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith, Harvard School of Public Health