East Metro Coalition Black Lives Matter community forum set Nov. 1

October 21, 20162min1780
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The community is invited to attend the third forum of the ongoing series, “Black Lives Matter: A Quest for Solutions,” on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7 to 9 p.m., at Browns Mill Recreation Center, 5101 Browns Mill Road, Lithonia.

The forum entitled “A Community Conversation on Perception verses Reality” will address how the media, society and law enforcement influence how others view Black Lives Matter.

A panel of community leaders and professionals will discuss the difference of perceived threats verses real threats and how perceptions influences judgment, while reality is left out of decision making. The forum is an effort to discuss how the community can come together and influence change. The panelists include State Rep. Dar’shan Kendrick; Attorney Gerald Griggs; Valerie Morgan, Editor, On Common Ground; Anastasia Brown Alvarado, MD, Child Psychiatrist; and Sgt. Kenneth Lively.

The public is invited to join the conversation and ask questions.

The forum is hosted by the Lambda Epsilon Omega Chapter (DeKalb County, GA) of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., in partnership with Chi Tau Omega Chapter; Tau Pi Omega Chapter; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Stone Mountain-Lithonia Alumnae Chapter; National Council of Negro Women, Inc. DeKalb Section; New Rock Legal Society; East Metro Orchids; and NAACP – Newton County.

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