This FRIDAY: CBC Foundation Looks at Violence Affecting Youth
This Friday, at its 2012 Fall Health Braintrust in Washington, D.C., the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) will host a panel on violence affecting youth as a pressing public health challenge for the nation. Introduced by Congressman Bobby Scott, the panel on Friday will feature UNITY Project Director Rachel Davis, who will speak on violence as a preventable problem, highlighting solutions to this problem that significantly impacts young people and their communities.
Today: Book Reading with Visionary Civil Rights Attorney Connie Rice
On Tuesday, September 18th, Connie Rice, one of America’s most influential civil rights attorneys will be at Prevention Institute to discuss and sign her new book. “Power Concedes Nothing: One Woman's Quest for Social Justice in America, from the Courtroom to the Kill Zones,” is a hard-hitting memoir chronicling a fiercely dedicated woman’s quest to win the first of all human rights: freedom from violence. Provocative and passionate, studded with dramatic episodes from the trenches of impact litigation and America’s most dangerous neighborhoods, "Power Concedes Nothing" is the story of an indomitable woman who knows that, without a demand, power concedes nothing. There is still time to register: Click Here to RSVP. UNITY is a cosponsor of the Connie Rice Book Event along with Prevention Institute and Laurel Book Store.
Coming Soon: UNITY City Convening Brings 23 Cities Together in Minneapolis
Along with our partners in Minneapolis, we are pleased to co-host a UNITY City Network meeting in October. Based on Network feedback, this fall’s meeting will be held in Minneapolis so that representatives from 22 other cities can learn about the great work they are doing. Special thanks to city reps Alyssa Banks, Gretchen Musicant and their local partners for making this opportunity a reality.
A Prevention Institute initiative, UNITY is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and in part by The Kresge Foundation. For more information, visit www.preventioninstitute.org/unity.