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An important 2-day conference to discuss effective and innovative community-based programs aimed at reducing gang violence in Los Angeles, takes place next Monday and Tuesday, May 21 and 22.
The event, sponsored by the Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles, Hospitals Against Violence Empowering Neighborhoods and Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations will bring together gang interventionists, prevention experts, researchers, elected officials, and policymakers (plus a few journalists, like myself.)
The two days include a list of hot shot keynote speakers who include Father Greg Boyle, Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith (Harvard School of Public Health, U.N.I.T.Y.), Connie Rice—and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa,
Plus the schedule is loaded with excellent panels and stellar panelists.
I’ll be reporting from the conference both days. (So if you come by, say hello.)
Here’s the rest of the salient info:
Los Angeles Gang Violence Prevention & Intervention Conference
MAY 21 & 22, 20128:30 AM-5:00 PM
THE CALIFORNIA ENDOWMENT
1000 N. Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
(NOTE: The event is full, I’m told, but you may email Kristin Bray at email@example.com if you would like to be added to the waiting list.)