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CBU NAACP Hosts Juvenile Justice Summit

MEMPHIS — The Christian Brothers University (CBU) Chapter of the NAACP will host a Juvenile Justice Summit on November 18, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium, located in Buckman Hall on the CBU campus.

The summit will be feature several prominent members of the Memphis community who play a role in the juvenile justice system including: Memphis Mayor A C Wharton; Shelby County Mayor Mark Lutrell; Thomas Coupe, supervising attorney of the Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Court; Avis Lamar, coordinator of the Youth Court Program at Juvenile Court; Andrew Collins of Stain Your Brain Prison Deterrent Program; Charlie Caswell, executive director of the Rangeline Neighborhood CDC; and a representative from the Memphis Police Department.

This summit will serve as a community conversation, allowing panelists to describe their roles in combating recent issues in the juvenile justice system and for college students and community members to get involved in current issues surrounding the youth in the city of Memphis and surrounding areas. According to NAACP chapter president Taylor Flake, the panel discussion will be a chance for college students to see how they can get involved and make an impact on the youth in the community.

“It is our duty to learn both from the successes and downfalls of today's leaders. It is time to bring everyone to the table and talk about juvenile justice,” Flake said. “It is time for us students to put our words into action."

Discussion topics and questions will be answered from a live Twitter feed using the hashtag #CBUJJ. There will also be opportunities for audience members to address the panel and have their questions answered as well.

This event is open to the general public, and attendees are invited to a reception that will proceed the panel discussion at 5:00 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center, also located in Buckman Hall on CBU’s campus.

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Posted by Cory Dugan at 4:30 PM