The 100 Black Men of Atlanta Co-Hosts Violence Prevention Summit Feb 16
Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine and MLK Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change are Co-Hosts for the Summit at Clark Atlanta University from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
By: The 100 Black Men of Atlanta
"Our goal is to use scientific data to show that violence has become an epidemic and an urgent public health issue that requires a public health response," says Larry Johnson, co-chair of the symposium and past president of The 100 Black Men of Atlanta.
"One of our speakers, Dr. Mark Rosenberg, who is internationally known for his violence prevention research, will address gun violence prevention without infringing on second amendment rights," adds Andjela Kessler, co-chair of the symposium and president of Incentive Travel & Meetings.
Among the objectives of the symposium are also to:
● Engage youth and include their perspective in future violence prevention programs
● Enhance collaboration of community organizations dealing with violence prevention by
sharing resources and methods that proved successful
The keynote speakers are:
● Dr. David Satcher, Founding Director & Senior Advisor Satcher Health Leadership
Institute and former US Surgeon General
● Dr. Mark Rosenberg, internationally known researcher and former president and CEO of
Task Force for Global Health
● Dr. Joseph V. Sakran, Vice Chair, Clinical Operations at Johns Hopkins Medicine and
Senior Fellow, Satcher Health Leadership Institute
Also invited is Dr. Mercy, CDC Director of Violence Prevention.
The second half of the symposium, following a networking lunch, will encompass youth round table discussions, as well as discussions by perpetrators of violence, law enforcement and localprogram leaders. Causes of violence and prevention techniques will be examined.
For more information about the Violence Prevention Symposium:
Lisa Lee, The 100 Black Men of Atlanta, 404-418-9515, Llee@the100atl.org
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