MY BROTHER’S KEEPER FORUM SLATED FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016 AT CAMP CURTIN YMCA

Three panels of political and community leaders will discuss ways to eradicate violence among young men of color at a “My Brother’s Keeper” forum from 9 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Camp Curtin YWCA, 2135 N. 6th St.

“My Brother’s Keeper” is a White House initiative to encourage communities throughout the country to address the needs of boys and men of color, including ensuring access to quality education, employment, health care and community support.

The Harrisburg forum is the latest in a series that has addressed a myriad of issues impacting he lives of men and boys of color in our region.

Topics and speakers at Saturday’s forum include:

9:00-9:30 Intro/Welcome

9:30am-10:15am


Workforce Development & Education Panel

Gladys Brown — PA Utility Commission,Chairwoman

Gary Cottingham – Giant Foods

Kevin Dolphin — Break The Chainz

Brandon Flood — PA Legislative Black Caucus

Jamal Jones — ResCare (Career Link)

Janice Mazzitti — Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

Jerry Mitchell — Office of the Attorney General Office

Sheldon Murray — Compliance Trainer Pa Human Relations Commission

U.S. Congressman Scott Perry

Wade West — ProRank Business Solutions

10:15-11 a.m.
Public Health & Violence

Johnny Baer– Chief Deputy District Attorney

Minister Anthony Burnett —  (L.O.O.P)

Anwar Curtis  — Advocate/ Mentor

Senator Art Haywood

 

Cornelius Johnson,  Harrisburg City Councilman

 

Dr. Jonathan Lee (PSU-Hbg)

Gloria Vazquez-Merrick – Latino Hispanic American Community Center

Corey Scales (Reentering Citizen)

Grayling Williams- PA Inspector General

Jon Williams — Advocate/ Mentor

11:00am-11:45am
Public Health, Spirituality & Reentry

Rev. Roma Benjamin

Rev. Donrico Colden

Bill DeWeese (Former Speaker of the House)

Roy Galloway- Esq

Minister Victor  Muhammad

Mavis Nimoh (Secretary, State Board of Pardons)

Charla Plaines (Pa Commission on Crime & Deliquency)

Jason Umberger (Chief Swatara Township)

Rev. Ricardo Volcy

John Watson (Reentering Citizens)

 

 

For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis, Director of Communications at jdavis@cityofhbg.com or (717) 255 3015.

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