Longview World cafe event to focus on race relations and substance abuse

Friday, October 15, 2010 - 11:18am

The City of Longview Partners in Prevention is encouraging residents to have open and honest conversations during two upcoming World Café events about substance abuse and race relations on October 19 and November 1. The World Café is a conversational process for hosting topics of conversation that matter. Participants will interact in small conversation where everyone has a voice.

The Coalition for Drug-Free Youth will host a World Café at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at the Maude Cobb Activity Center, 100 Grand Blvd in the Eitelman Room. The goal of the café will be to talk about ways to reduce drug use in the community and to brainstorm solutions to mobilize and empower future dreams.

The Longview Race Relations Committee will host a World Café at 6:30 p.m., Monday, November 1, at the Maude Cobb Convention Activity Complex, 100 Grand Blvd. The goal of the café will be to encourage dialogue surrounding race relations and to brainstorm solutions for the betterment of the community.

Brenda Buck, Liaison to the Coalition for Drug-Free Youth stated that, “The World Café is built on the assumption that people already have access to deeper knowledge to confront difficult challenges. The World Café is an easy-to-use method for collaborative dialogue around questions that matter so we can move toward change.”

Both events are free, but an RSVP is requested by calling Partners in Prevention at 903-237-1019.

The regularly scheduled meetings for the Coalition for Drug-Free Youth are the last Thursday of each month at noon at Partners in Prevention, 140 E. Tyler Street, Suite 400. The regularly scheduled meetings for the Race Relations Committee are held the first Monday of each month at noon at the Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton St. For more information please call the Partners in Prevention office at 903-237-1019 or visit www.LongviewTexas.gov.
 

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