Anti-gang summit set for Latino parents

FROM STAFF REPORTSMay 29, 2009 

— The Mayor's Hispanic/Latino Inclusion Program will hold an anti-gang summit for Latino parents from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at El Centro Hispaño, 201 W. Main St., downtown.

The program will provide information on the dangers of gang life, how to determine whether a child is involved in a gang, and information about how to keep children safe from gang activities. The event will be conducted in English and Spanish.

Yvonne Peña, director of the city's Department of Human Relations, said the summit is an important outreach tool to anyone who has a stake in keeping Latino children out of gangs.

"This summit will help us reach out not only to parents, but all members of the Durham's Hispanic/Latino community on what to do if they suspect gang activity," Peña said.

To learn more about the Mayor's Hispanic/Latino Inclusion Program, go to www.durhamnc.gov/departments/relations/hispanic.cfm.

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