International Council
A Public Health Approach to Violence Reduction 2009
Get the Flyer T. Rashad Byrdsong, CEA president and CEO Community Empowerment Association, Inc. 400 North Lexington Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15208 March 23, 2009 Youth and young adult violence is currently among the biggest threats in Pittsburgh's neighborhoods. Pittsburgh’s murder rates in 2008 have surpassed previous 3 years' statistics. Among the victims 88.3% were African Americans. The homicide victims were primarily male (85%) and over...
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Pittsburgh, PA. March 13, 2009. State, county, and local priorities for use of the Stimulus Funds over the next two years will be examined at the Community Forum entitled "Speak Truth to Power: Does the Stimulus Plan Truly Help the Black Community?" The Forum will be held at the Pittsburgh Schenley School (formerly Reizenstein) this Saturday, March 14, 2009 from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. Invited panelist guest include legislators and elected officials. The public is welcome. "We have been...
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Tuesday, 03 March 2009 18:03

CEA's Action plan to stop violence

The conference "Mitigating the Impact of Social and Psychological Trauma to the Social Fabric of the African American Community," held Oct. 26-27, used a public health perspective to study the rampant violence of the African-American community. This framework was used throughout the conference to develop an action plan to carry on the work done by the scholars, community activists and spiritual leaders who participated. "This is the first conference that I know of that was convened by a...
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