By now, your office should have received an invitation from Black Women for Positive Change for a May 1st staff briefing on the important role that broad based de-escalation training can play in helping to combat violence in our communities. Among the speakers at the briefing will be community leaders, including the Police Chief of the District of Columbia, 100 Fathers Inc., and the National Black Nurses Association to talk about how Congress can help make our communities safer.
This briefing will take place from 2-4 pm in Cannon 121.
Please plan to attend and join in a very important discussion on how this de-escalation training works, how it can be applied in families, communities, schools, hospitals and the workplace to make our communities safer. Speakers will include Peter Newsham, the Police Chief in the District of Columbia, Dr. Millicent Gorham with the National Black Nurses Association, Mr. Gary Hart with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement, and will be moderated by MSNBC contributor, Michelle Bryant.
In light of the increasing toll that violence continues to have across our nation, it is urgent that Congress hear about additional ways to make our communities safer, including methods and techniques that can be taught to key community groups and stakeholders on how best to de-escalate violence and avoid volatile situations.
Again, I hope that you or your staff can attend this informative and timely briefing. If you have any questions about this briefing, please contact Chris Goldson with my office at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Stephanie Myers with Black Women for Positive Change at Bkwomen4poschange@gmail.com to RSVP.
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