ATLANTA – Several metro Atlanta high schools will host “Real Talk about the Law” symposiums and panel discussions examining the realities of African-American boys’ and young men’s interactions with law enforcement. Prosecutors from the United States Attorney’s Office will partner with the Greater Atlanta Black Prosecutors’ Association to facilitate the panels, and will be joined by members of the Atlanta Police Department and special agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration.
“Real Talk about the Law” is designed to reach young men in high school, encourage high school and post-secondary education, strengthen relationships between law enforcement and the community, and expose young men to positive career role models. The symposiums will present hard-hitting facts, feature authentic role-playing, multi-media presentations, and open dialogue concerning a variety of legal and law enforcement topics.
The second round of “Real Talk about the Law” symposiums began at area high schools on October 21, 2014, and will continue through November 13, 2014. The event on Friday, October 24, 2014, will be at Henry W. Grady High School, 929 Charles Allen Drive, NE, Atlanta, Ga., from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Additional symposium locations and dates are listed below:
- Towers High School - Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
3919 Brookcrest Circle, Decatur, Ga. 30032
Contact: Lyn K. Armstrong, DeKalb County Asst. District Attorney firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mays High School – Thursday, November 13, 2014, 9:00–11:00 a.m.
3450 Benjamin E. Mays Drive SW, Atlanta, Ga. 30331
Contact: Assistant U.S. Attorney Loranzo Fleming