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(Cancelled) New Millennium Institute to Host ‘Stop the Violence: A Call for Action Community Forum’ Friday, March 27th

In light of the most recent unsolved murder in broad daylight of a 12-year-old boy in the heart of the African-American community where sadly no witnesses came forth is the result of the “No snitch,” policy embraced by the community. How is it possible that thousands of blacks are killed in our neighborhoods and no one seems to care? The New Millennium Institute is hosting, Stop the Violence: A Call for Action Community Forum.

Stop the Violence: A Call for Action Community Forum
Friday, March 27
10 am – 2 pm
Childers Banquet & Catering Center
3113 N Dries Lane
Peoria, IL 61604
Cost: $20.00 Includes Lunch
Please RSVP

New Millennium Institute (309) 208-8778

This forum is designed to discuss and explore if violence in the black community is symptomatic of a larger issue being waged on our young men? The killings in our neighborhoods need to stop, but where’s the anger? The forum will discuss if the black community is complacent of black on black crime taking place in our community and if so to explore the source of the problem and develop strategies to address it.

Another purpose of the forum is to develop a network of collaboration, communication, and action among participants by sharing innovative ideas and seek new preventative alternative successful programs, projects, and initiatives that promote new ideas and preventative models and strategies that are culturally relevant for the Black community.

James (Agbara) Bryson, founder and President of New Millennium Institute is an award-winning educator and national trainer whose professional experience encompasses a rich background of personal and professional programs. He has extensive experience in higher education serving at risk low-income students and has over seventeen years as a Workforce Development professional.

Mr. Bryson is featured in Role Models: Profiles of Successful African-American Professionals in Peoria, Illinois. He also was recently inducted into the African-American Hall of Fame for education and won Martin Luther King Drum Major Award for Student Advocacy. He is the author of several books,”Stop Tripping:Start Living Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle,” “Stop Tripping:Empowering African-American Males to Succeed.” “Stop Tripping Over Your Feet: The Workbook to Student Success,” and “Stop Tripping: The Self-Sufficiency and Empowerment Workbook,” which is a resource for the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals evolved from his extensive research on self-handicapping behavior and Masters’ Thesis, Self-handicapping Behavior as a Barrier to Employment.