Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Hosts Public Forum in Ft. Lauderdale
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–The Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys
will host a public forum on Friday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
New Mount Olive Baptist Church, located at 400 NW 9th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale.
The purpose of the public forum is to hear from community leaders and the
public on issues and concerns affecting black men and boys.
The Council’s next business meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, at
the Embassy Suites, located at 1100 SE 17th St., Ft. Lauderdale. The
purpose of the meeting is to finalize the Councils’ strategic and
operational plans. The meetings are open to the public.
The Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys is administratively
housed within the Attorney General’s Office. Created by the Legislature
during the 2006 Legislative Session, the Council is charged with studying
the conditions affecting black men and boys, including: homicide rates,
arrest and incarceration rates, poverty, violence, drug abuse, death rates,
disparate annual income levels, health issues and school performance.
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