Community Conversation Series Continues at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center May 17

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Community Conversation Series Continues at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center May 17

MEDIA CONTACT:

Will Jones
(513) 333-7558
(513) 288-4834
wjones@nurfc.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Community Conversation Series Continues at the
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center May 17
Program Addresses Trauma and Gun Violence with Screening and Panel Discussion
CINCINNATI, OH (May 14, 2018) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will host Community Conversation: Trauma & Gun Violence Thursday, May 17 at 6:00 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested.

Community Conversation: Trauma & Gun Violence seeks to raise awareness involving at risk youth and young adults, enhance the understanding of choices and consequences, provide perspective on the ‘School-To-Prison Pipeline’, and explores sustainable solutions. Who U Gonna Serve? presented by Aaron Pullins III, Founder of Men Involved and CEO of the APZ Group, LLC, will be screened during the program.

“This is a meaningful discussion that will address a very important issue taking place not only in our community locally, but on a national level,” says Christopher Miller, director of education at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “By having this dialogue, we hope to inspire the public to explore solutions that can alleviate the gun problem that effects us all.”

A panel discussion will take place, following the screening, with thought-leaders from the community including Children’s Hospital Surgeon Dr. Victor Garcia, Municipal Judge Fanon Rucker, Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Kode Sammarco, Ohio 9th District State Senator Cecil Thomas and special youth representatives.

Community Conversation: Trauma & Gun Violence is Thursday, May 17 at 6:00 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested. For more information about upcoming programs and exhibits at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, visit freedomcenter.org.

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ABOUT THE NATIONAL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD FREEDOM CENTER

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center opened in August 2004 on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Since then, more than 1.3 million people have visited its permanent and changing exhibits and public programs, inspiring everyone to take courageous steps for freedom. Two million people have utilized educational resources online at freedomcenter.org, working to connect the lessons of the Underground Railroad to inform and inspire today’s global and local fight for freedom. Partnerships include Historians Against Slavery, Polaris Project, Free the Slaves, US Department of State and International Justice Mission. In 2014, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center launched a new online resource in the fight against modern slavery, endslaverynow.org

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