Tuesday, June 3, 2014

COMMUNITY TOWN HALL examining the problem of girl fights, Wednesday,June 18th Kennedy King College, 740 W. 63rd Street, 5-6:45pm

Grand Crossing Park Neighborhood Network
"...What YOU can do for YOUR Neighborhood

Neighbors and stakeholders:


Wednesday, June 18th
Kennedy King College, Auditorium- Building U
740 W. 63rd Street, Chicago, IL

*Pre- Event Resource Fair: 4:30 p.m.
Town Hall: 5:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
*Post-Resource Fair & Reception - 6:45 -7:30 p.m.

Tickets Available
Let’s examine the problem AND develop solutions to address the increasing violence among girls in the Chicagoland area. Don’t think the problem exists? Here are a few stats (YRBS, 2011):
- More than 10% of Chicago female high school students report that they did not go to school because of safety concerns;

- In Chicago, 45.6% of African American high school girls and 27.7% of Latina girls report being in a physical fight one or more times during a 12 month period;

- Black girls report the highest rate of injury from physical fights (7.8%) higher than Latina girls (3.2); and

- The total number of Black girls suspended only once from school almost doubled the number of White girls suspended only once and almost 4.5 times the amount of white girls suspended more than once for four to ten days.

* Resource Fair hosted by the South Side Coalition on Urban Girls featuring girl-serving organizations and programs in your community. Girls can register for summer programming and job opportunities!
Our panel includes:

  • Senator Jacqueline Collins, 16th Congressional District of Illinois
  • Alderman Latasha Thomas, 17th Ward, City of Chicago
  • Arshele Stevens, President, Kennedy King College
  • Phillip Hampton, Director, Office of Family and Community Engagement-CPS
  • Darlene Hill, Reporter, Fox 32 News
  • Malik Nevels, Executive Director, IL African American Coalition for Prevention
  • Lieutenant Ronald Forgue, 6th District, Chicago Police Department,
  • Pastor Phil Jackson, The House Covenant Church
  • Cristina Figueroa, United States Probation Officer
  • Necole Muhammad, Asst. Principal, Percy Julian High School
  • Tim Craddock, Asst. Principal, Bloom Trail High School
  • Gerald Morrow, Principal, Robeson High School
  • T-awannda Piper, Director of Programs, Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP

Special Guest:

ALL GIRLS AGES 13-18! Bring the girls in your life/program to express their voice!

  • Marcella Jones,Radio Personality, Inspiration 1390 & WKKC 89.3
  • Sherida Morrison, Founder/CEO, Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP


Service providers will receive a FREE tool kit to address violence among girls. You must register in advance to reserve a toolkit and present a business card representing a faith or community-based organization for which you registered on the day of the event.

Register at demoiselle2femme.org

For more information, contact us at (773) 779-9371

Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP – 9415 S. Western Avenue, Suite 200 – Chicago, IL 60643- www.demoiselle 2femme.org

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