Youth and Community Invited to Dialogue with Police Officers

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Youth and community members are invited to dialogue with Police Officers on Monday, May 2, and Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at The Neighborhood – A United Methodist Community Downtown.

The dialogue is an effort to develop and promote awareness and understanding among Long Beach residents, youth and Police Officers. Youth and community members are encouraged to attend both nights. Space is limited and RSVP’s are required. Free dinner and door prizes will be provided both nights. For more information or to RSVP, contact Michelle Friesen at ccejintern@cacej.org or 562.435.8184.

The dialogue provides a unique opportunity for youth and residents and law enforcement officers to engage in productive conversation about perceptions and expectations of each other while exploring ways to improve police-community relations. This is part of a series of dialogues that have been held throughout the city over the last six months, sponsored by the City of Long Beach Human Dignity Program, the Long Beach Police Department and the California Conference on Equality and Justice.

The community meeting is Monday, May 2, and Wednesday, May 4, 2011 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at The Neighborhood – A United Methodist Community Downtown, 507 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, 90802.

The City of Long Beach is dedicated to providing residents with resources to address quality of life concerns in an effort to create and maintain clean, safe and healthy neighborhoods.

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