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April 2nd, 2012: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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:
Download the full agenda, and view the press kit.
Telebriefing call in:
Media Only: 888-795-0855
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Prevention Institute is a national non-profit organization, established in 1997, dedicated to placing prevention at the center of efforts to improve community health, equity and well-being. The Institute specializes in building capacity among community-based organizations and government agencies at the local, state, and federal level to develop strategies for environmental, policy, and systems-level changes to prevent illness and injury in the first place. Find us at www.preventioninstitute.org.