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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, October 31, 2007
 Kristi Strup, Chemical Dependency Prevention Specialist, 360-786-5585 ext. 17210

Attend a Community Forum on Gang Activity

​OLYMPIA --The public is invited to attend a community event on preventing gang activity in Thurston County . The Community Forum "Gang Activity: Prevention is Possible" will be held November 13th, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Olympia High School Performing Arts Center.

This outstanding presentation is for community members, parents, students, educators and anyone who wants to find out more about local gang activity, community-wide prevention efforts, and promoting the positive development of all children and youth in Thurston County.

The audience will hear the inspirational words of Richard Santana, a former gang member turned Harvard graduate. Those interested in finding out more about Mr. Santana's presentation can visit http://www.richardsantana.com/

Entertainment and refreshments will also be featured at the forum.  People who want more information on this community gang prevention forum can contact Ellen Nelson, CAPACITY Program Manager, at 360.493.2230, ext. 24 or by e-mail at: enelson@thurstontogether.org  The forum is sponsored by TOGETHER! and Thurston County Public Health and Social Services.

County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3