TOWN HALL MEETING: "GIRL FIGHT: EXAMINING THE PROBLEM, CREATING SOLUTIONS."

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Jun 18,2014 -     Time: 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Let’s examine the problem AND develop solutions to address the increasing violence among girls in the Chicagoland area. Don’t think the problem exists? Here are a few stats (YRBS, 2011): - More than 10% of Chicago female high school students report that they did not go to school because of safety concerns; - In Chicago, 45.6% of African American high school girls and 27.7% of Latina girls report being in a physical fight one or more times during a 12 month period; - Black girls report the highest rate of injury from physical fights (7.8%) higher than Latina girls (3.2); and - The total number of Black girls suspended only once from school almost doubled the number of White girls suspended only once and almost 4.5 times the amount of white girls suspended more than once for four to ten days. COMMUNITY TOWN HALL Wednesday, June 18th Kennedy King College, Auditorium- Building U 740 W. 63rd Street, Chicago, IL ***ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW AT CAPACITY. Please call our office at 773-779-9371.*** Use link below to view live tomorrow: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/d2f-town-hall Schedule: *Pre- Event Resource Fair: 4:30 p.m. Town Hall: 5:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. *Post-Resource Fair & Reception - 6:45 -7:30 p.m. * Resource Fair hosted by the South Side Coalition on Urban Girls featuring girl-serving organizations and programs in your community. Girls can register for summer programming and job opportunities! Our panel includes: Senator Jacqueline Collins, 16th Congressional District of Illinois Alderman Latasha Thomas, 17th Ward, City of Chicago Arshele Stevens, President, Kennedy King College Phillip Hampton, Director, Office of Family and Community Engagement-CPS Darlene Hill, Reporter, Fox 32 News Malik Nevels, Executive Director, IL African American Coalition for Prevention Lieutenant Ronald Forgue, 6th District, Chicago Police Department, Pastor Phil Jackson, The House Covenant Church Cristina Figueroa, United States Probation Officer Necole Muhammad, Asst. Principal, Percy Julian High School Tim Craddock, Asst. Principal, Bloom Trail High School Gerald Morrow, Principal, Robeson High School T-awannda Piper, Director of Programs, Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP Special Guest: ALL GIRLS AGES 13-18! Bring the girls in your life/program to express their voice! Moderators: Marcella Jones,Radio Personality, Inspiration 1390 & WKKC 89.3 Sherida Morrison, Founder/CEO, Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP Service providers will receive a FREE tool kit to address violence among girls. You must register in advance to reserve a toolkit and present a business card representing a faith or community-based organization for which you registered on the day of the event. You can register below to receive your toolkit. ***ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW AT CAPACITY. Please call our office at 773-779-9371.*** Use link below to view live tomorrow: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/d2f-town-hall Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP – 9415 S. Western Avenue, Suite 200 – Chicago, IL 60643- www.demoiselle 2femme.org


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