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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 22, 2012

Contact: Kevin M. McCarthy, Carolinas HealthCare System
704-400-3969

MEDIA ADVISORY
 
MAYOR ANTHONY FOXX TO SPEAK AT 7TH ANNUAL YOUTH VIOLENCE PREVENTION CONFERENCE 

** INTERVIEW AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITY**

Who:     
Mayor Anthony Foxx; student panelists discussing youth violence from their perspective
 
What:    Youth Panel at the 7th Annual Youth Violence Prevention Conference Violence: The Unspoken     
              Health Disparity
 
When:    Friday, March 23, 2012
              12:45 – 1:25 p.m. youth panel
              1:30 – 1:45 p.m. media availability
                       
Where:  Friendship Missionary Baptist Church 
              3400 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28216
 
Why:     Mayor Foxx has been a committed advocate for City policies and programs that empower
              Charlotte youth to reach their full potential.  The Mayor’s participation in this conference reinforces
              his desire to engage a variety of stakeholders in dialogue related to prevention, intervention and 
              response efforts for youth violence in our community.
 
             It is an indisputable fact that violence in America is a “disease” that disproportionately afflicts 
             young men of color. Violence ought to, therefore, be included in any discussions of health disparities
             in this country, yet it rarely, if ever, is.  Conference attendees will include case managers, social
             workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed professional counselors, educators, school personnel,
             mental health professionals, clergy, clinicians, nurses, health and human service practitioners and
             parents.