Author Take Part in multimedia pow-wow “Fighting Back: Violence In Our Cities.”

For Immediate Release December 6, 2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Elizabeth Benton Director of Communications 203-946-7660, 203-675-8291 (cell)
-MEDIA ADVISORY-
Mayor DeStefano and Chief Esserman to Participate in Multimedia Forum on Violence Reduction

WHO:    Mayor John DeStefano Jr., Police Chief Dean Esserman, Author David Kennedy, Police Officer Shafiq Abdussabur, activists Barbara Fair and Darrell Allick, and Street Outreach Worker William Outlaw

Panelist Abdussabur at the scene of homicide #30.

WHAT:    Mayor John DeStefano Jr. will blog live from a multimedia community conversation on violence reduction strategies with David Kennedy, author of Don’t Shoot: One Man, a Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America. The event is co-sponsored by the New Haven Independent, WTNH, and the New Haven Register.
WHERE:    Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School, 177 College Street
WHEN:    7 p.m., Wednesday, December 7
For Immediate Release December 6, 2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Elizabeth Benton Director of Communications 203-946-7660, 203-675-8291 (cell)

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Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur is an author, public speaker, racial profiling consultant, entrepreneur, and a law enforcement Sergeant. His unique views and approach to urban violence prevention, racial profiling prevention and community based policing have been featured in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, NPR-Where We Live, New Haven Independent, NPR-All Things Considered, WYBC-Electric Drum, New Haven Advocate, Russian Radio, BBC, PBS, New York Daily News, New Haven Register, Hartford Courant, and Al Jazeera America. His repertoire continues to grow consistently. He has appeared as a guest host on WNPR's “Where We Live.” He is also a contributing writer for the Huffington Post.
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