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Youth Town Hall to Focus on Controversial Issues

A town hall-style setting will serve as the backdrop of a meeting for teens Nov. 23 at the University of the District of Columbia’s David A. Clarke School of Law.

Youth from the DMV area, with the support of their parents, will discuss social justice issues that concern them at the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc.-sponsored event — the first in a series of such meetings occurring over the next year as a part of its CLICKS mentoring program.

The purpose of the meeting is to promote healthy discourse and dialog among teens and legal professionals, educate teens on how the law affects their daily lives and to promote and educate teens and parents about mentoring as a support system for youth.

The free daylong town hall, which will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., will include topics such as:

• Cyberbullying and social media profiling.
• Flavored nicotine.
• Gender equality in sports.
• Free speech and democracy in the video age.

“Never has the idiom ‘It takes a village’ been more important than it is today,” said Council CEO Cassandra Ogden. “With so many issues confronting our young people, we must find a way to help them. CLEO, through its CLICKS mentoring program, wants to not only address many of their concerns, but also help students understand that the law impacts every aspect of their daily lives.”

Click here for more information or to register for the event.

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