In an effort to empower parents and help keep children out of trouble and out of the prison pipeline, the Rockdale-Newton Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. wil host a community discussion designed to bring parents and or guardians together with a host of experts on Saturday, Jan. 10, 11 a.m., at Antioch AME Church.
At the workshop, titled " Uniting the Community and Saving Our Children", attendees will have the opportunity to speak directly with panelists including Rockdale County School Superintendent Rich Autry; Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett; City of Conyers Police Department Sgt. Peggy Franklin; Rockdale County Magistrate Court Chief Magistrate Judge Phinia Aten; Rockdale County Juvenile Court Judge William Schneider; Criminal Law Attorney Gary Washington and Education Advocate (SNAP) Anthony Ivory.
"We recognize that the most recent cases of police killings have impacted our communities across the nation and in grave ways; and although there may be varying views on the outcomes of the most recent cases, our organization is primarily aiming to equip those raising youth in our local communities with information they need yet avoid another unnecessary end to a valuable life" said Rhonda Taylor, president of the Rockdale-Newton NCNW.
Parents will learn how to educate their children about bullying, how to talk to their children about encounters with law enforcement, how to assert their rights, how to play a vital role in decreasing school disciplinary actions, how to become an education advocate and more.
"It is our goal to keep the talking points allocated to uniting parents; guardians; teachers; law enforcement, advocates and the community by having this open dialogue and by maintaining ongoing communication among this group," said Taylor.
The two-hour panel discussion will take place Saturday, Jan. 10, 11 a.m., at Antioch AME Church, 1790 Ebenezer Road, Conyers (Across from Johnson Park).
If you would like more information about this event, please contact Rhonda Taylor at 678-824-2946 or email at Rockdalenewtonncnw@gmail.com.