Contact: Andrea Garcia, Associate Vice President, University Advancement, (707) 638-5272, firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 2018
Touro University California Violence Prevention Symposium: Building Safe Schools and Communities (Vallejo, CA)
On Sunday, October 14, join Touro University California (TUC) faculty, students, Vallejo youth and community members for two panels on violence prevention and building safe schools/communities.
Dr. Lisa Norton, Dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences
Dr. Annette Aalborg, Professor and Coordinator of the Community Public Health Track
Performance Art by Youth Speaks
Public Health Policy Panel:
Devone Boggan, CEO, Advance Peace
Mike McLively, Senior Staff Attorney & Urban Gun Violence Initiative Director
Pati Navalta, Founder, Robby Poblete Foundation
Education Leaders Panel:
Dr. Adam Clark, Superintendent, Vallejo Unified School District
Victor Romualdi, Associate Superintendent of Student Programs and Services, Solano County Office of Education
Dr. Sarah J. O’Connor, Ed.D. , Principal Vintage High School, Napa Valley Unified School District
Youth Partnership, Jesse Bethel High School Students
(Panel speaker bios available upon request)
Sponsored by La Clinica, the Eric Reyes Foundation, the Robby Poblete Foundation and Fighting Back’s Youth Partnership the Violence Prevention Symposium program includes a panel on Gun Violence Prevention: Policy and Community Programs and another on Healthy and Safe Schools: Programs and Practices. Both panels will bring together local experts who have had successful interventions in decreasing violence in schools and communities. After the panel discussions there will be time to break into small group discussions to start the conversation on how to improve the safety of Vallejo and larger Solano County. There will also be a reception after the panels. A follow-up session is planned in the spring to work on solutions for local schools and communities.
AVAILABLE INTERVIEWS/VISUALS FOR MEDIA:
- Interviews with leading experts in gun violence prevention and healthy and safe schools
- Stimulating panels on how to reduce violence and improve safety in local communities
- Community and student interaction/attendance
TUC Campus, Lander Hall, 1310 Club Drive, Mare Island, Vallejo, CA 94592
Sunday, October 14, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – Presentation by Youth Speaks
1:20-1:30 - Introduction/Overview
1:30-2:30 - Community Policy efforts to Promote Public Safety
2:30-2:45 - Break
2:45-3:45 - Education Panel: Best Practices for Safe Schools
3:50-4:30 - Small Group Sharing Activity - Developing Recommendations for Next Steps
3:45-4:15 - Return to Auditorium for Report Back and CLOSING
4:20-6:00 – Reception in the Farragut Inn
TUC’s College of Education and Health Sciences, the Graduate School of Education’s and Public Health Program are committed to improving safety not only at TUC, but at other local schools and within the Vallejo and surrounding communities. Given the recent rise in violence on school campuses and high rates of violence in communities, we seek to institute effective policies, programs and practices that will lead to successful interventions to decrease violence in our schools and communities.
This symposium is free and open to the public; however, registration is highly encouraged. You may register at: https://advancement.tu.edu/ViolencePreventionSymposium-Registration
by October 10th.
If you are interested in helping sponsor this event, please visit: https://advancement.tu.edu/ViolencePreventionSymposium
. Both corporate and anonymous donations are allowed.
About the Touro College and University System:
Touro University California is a Jewish nonprofit, independent graduate institution of higher learning founded in 1997 on three Judaic values: social justice, the pursuit of knowledge and service to humanity. The university, home to 1,400 students, has professional programs in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, public health, nursing, and education. Faculty, staff and students have a powerful commitment to academic excellence, evidence-based professional practice, inter-professional collaboration, and active engagement with a global community. To learn more, visit www.tu.edu
or call 707-638-5200.