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2019 #CommunitiesTalk Town Hall Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

EMPOWERED VOICES SPEAK TO COMBAT SUBSTANCE USE AND IMPROVE THE FUTURE FOR OUR YOUTH 
Richland School District Two Hosts Countywide Town Hall Meeting

 
The Project CARE Coalition in Richland School District Two, in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Services (SAMHSA), will host Empowered VOICES Speak as a part of Communities Talk. The purpose of the event is to discuss real-life situations affecting our families, schools, and communities and how to combat underage drinking, the health effects associated with drug use, adolescent connectedness, and becoming a more proactive community. Sponsored by Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union and Craig Plank State Farm Insurance, this year’s town hall is inspired by the show Teen Summit and will provide youth and adults an opportunity to engage in conversation about
underage drinking, healthy relationships, JUULing/vaping, and prescription drugs.

 

Event Details:

 

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Town Hall starts promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Refreshments will be served from 6:00 - 6:25 p.m.

 

Location: Richland Two Conference Center (R2i2) | 763 Fashion Drive | Columbia, SC 29229

Rooms: 2nd Floor | Piedmont and Sandhill

 

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Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @theprojectcarec #R2CARES #HearOurVOICES #CommunitiesTalk

 

 

Sponsors:

                              Premier PREVENTION Sponsor:                              

Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union

@PCFCU

 

                                       Premier EDUCATION Sponsor:                                        

Plank State Farm Insurance

 @PlankStateFarm 

                                            Premier ACTION Sponsor:                                                   Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

@samhsagov  

Media:                                                      Premier MEDIA Sponsor: 

                                                                               Lamar Advertising

                                                                                  @LamarOOH

 

Entertainment:                                       Premier DJ

                                                                                      DJ Sylv

                                                                                  @LadyDjSylv      

Registration:

Please register via https://communitiestalkevs.eventbrite.com

Refreshments provided by Sodexo.

 

Moderators:

Javana D. Lovett, Project Director

The Project CARE Coalition

Chad A. Smith, Jr., Teacher

Dent Middle School

Panelists: 

Our panelists will represent the 12-sectors of the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) program.  We will continue to update our list as our panelists are confirmed.

Mone' Canzater, Student

Longleaf Middle School

Sgt. Lee T. Catoe, Community Relations Officer/DRIVE to Zero Coordinator

SC Department of Public Safety/State Transport Police

Capt. Rafael Gonzalez, Community Services Division

Richland County Sheriff's Department

 

Crystal Gordon, Prevention Consultant

SC Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS)

 

Dana Henderson, Behavior Intervention Specialist

Richland School District Two

Chakira Hogan, Parent

Longleaf Middle School

 

Dawn MacAdams, Lead Nurse 

Richland School District Two

Dr. O'Tasha Morgan, Lead Counselor

Richland School District Two

Brianna Ray, Student

Ridge View High School

Antoinette Robinson, Student

Westwood High School

William Smith, Student

Dent Middle School

 

Dinah Taylor, Behavior Intervention Specialist

 Richland School District Two

Event Contact:

Javana Lovett, Project Director

jlovett@richland2.org

803-738-3339