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The Legacy of Violence in the African American Community

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West Las Vegas Library Theatre

951 W. Lake Mead Blvd

Las Vegas, NV 89106

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Socrates said, "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." The Action Company, The Clark County Black Caucus, Like It Is Radio, Delta Sigma Theta, NAACP, and other community partners will explore the legacy of violence in the African American community to bring about healing in Nevada.


A daylong event is scheduled for Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at the West Las Vegas Library Theater with a series of panel discussions and featured guest, Dr. Stacey Patton, professor and author of “Spare the Rod: Why Beating Children Won’t Save the Black Community.” This event will set the tone for the month of October as we address violence in our community.

This is a monumental task with many efforts already underway to address this issue. However, this is a well-coordinated month-long effort to better understand violence, encourage people to think about violence differently, recognize signs of early violence in our everyday lives, and utilize learned emotional literacy skills and strategies that eliminate violent expressions.

Additional events are planned throughout the month that directly focus on specific topics such as intimate partner violence, children and aging parents in the home, and youth/students on campus.

Doors open at 10:30 am. Event is scheduled to begin at 11: 00 am. There will be a half hour scheduled for a lunch break.

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