Friday, September 2, 2011

Cincinnati Workshop on Violence & Social Disparities - Sept 8th!


Two Cincinnati nonprofit organizations, both concerned with the violence and social disparities facing black youths, will join Sept. 8 for a workshop and urban arts performance designed to promote change and communication.

Elementz is a six-year-old arts program based in the West End that uses hip hop, dance and visual urban arts to foster leadership and community building.

Core Change Cincinnati was founded by Victor Garcia, chief trauma surgeon and founder of Trauma Services at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, to bring together people of wide backgrounds to find solutions to urban issues ranging from the lack of access to jobs and the ease of access to guns.

Garcia and consultant/writer Peter Block, co-author of "The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods'' (Berrett-Koehler, 2010) will lead a workshop beginning at 5:30 p.m. The performance featuring Elementz youth will begin at 7. Both events are at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

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