Sunday, April 26, 2009

Anti-Bullying Community Forum and Vigil

In the wake of the recent tragedy that took the life of young Carl Joseph Walker- Hoover a forum is being held to create an opportunity for the community to address the issues affecting all the youth of our city, and build solutions together.

This event brings together a board array of perspectives on bullying to highlight its sever impacts, as well as solutions to this ending this epidemic in our city, state and country.

At this special event the community with have the opportunity to voice their thoughts, ask questions and offer solutions. This event will end with a candlelight vigil remembering all those who have been the affected by bullying.

Special Guest: Sirdeaner L. Walker, mother of Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover

Musical Performances: Holyoke High School Madrigal Singers, Shakira L. Hanley

Opening Speaker: Rev. Irene Monroe, Coordinator of the African American Roundtable of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry (CLGS) at the Pacific School of Religion, and a religion columnist.

Panelist(s): Lisa – Perry Woods, Executive Director Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Youth Commission, Jossie Valientie, Senior Bilingual Academic Counselor, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke and Parent, OutNow member and public school student

Come to Listen! Come to make your voice heard! Come to make a difference!

Date:April 29th 6:30pm- 8:30pm; Location: American International College,Griswold Theatre, 1000 State Street,Springfield, Ma 01109

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