Sunday, January 1, 2012

PAST: PERFORMANCES + PANEL: "Uncomfortable Conversations" Domestic Violence Awareness Among Teens - Watch Live Online or Attend in Person, in Temple Hills, MD on FRI, Nov 30th 7:30pm, Free

Domestic Violence Awareness Among Teens: "Uncomfortable Conversations" Live Stream - or in person  at the Community of Hope A.M.E Church in Temple Hills, MD
Friday, November 30th
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Teens encouraged to attend! Free
Note: Not able to make it in person? There will be a live webcast starting at 7:15pm, show starts at 7:30pm

United Way of the National Capital Area and Dreams Work, Inc. are presenting the premiere of an innovative workshop for middle school and high school aged youth. "Uncomfortable Conversations" uses live theatrical presentations to build awareness and spark a dialogue around teen dating violence. Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown will deliver the opening remarks at the event.

"Uncomfortable Conversations" - a collection of four short plays and an interactive workshop - will premiere at a town hall style event. The eve will feature live performances and panel discussions led by local community leaders and will also have resource tables to connect community members to organizations that focus on domestic violence. Each play focuses on a different interaction among young people affected by dating violence including:  conversations with the victim (male or female), conversations with friends, conversation with parents, and an inner monologue — a peek into the mind of the abuser.

Following each performance, a panel of experts will answer questions and help provide guidance about how to deal with these issues and where to turn for help. Schools, churches, community groups and youth serving organizations are encourage to bring young people to this special event. The event will also feature live music and dance performances to keep the atmosphere positive and uplifting.

Community of Hope A.M.E Church
3701 Branch Ave - Temple Hills, MD
Metro: Suitland or Naylord Road, see metro trip-planner for best access
Please note: Community of Hope A.M.E. Church is located in the Iverson Mall. Drive to the back of the mall and park in the garage. The entrance to the church is accessed from the garage.

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  1. Speakers:
    The Honorable Anthony G. Brown, Lieutenant Governor, State of Maryland
    William Kellibrew, President, The William Kellibrew Foundation.
    Karma Cottman, Executive Director, DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    Natasha Brown, Founder and Communications Director, Think Brown INK
    Rev. Bill Lee, Assistant Pastor, Community of Hope African Methodist Episcopal Church
    Rev. Akil Dickens, Minister, Youth Ebenezer AME Youth Ministry
    Pastor Rochelle Wilson, First Lady, Another Level Ministries
    Jennifer Dean, Founder, Mosaic LOVE
    Tony Lewis Jr., Community Activist
    Ijeoma Enendu, Montgomery County Police Officer/Diamond Star Divas