Media Release


Thursday, April 19, 2012
For Immediate Release

Contact: Margaret Kurtz
Telephone: 229-6993


Free Youth Conference April 28 At West Las Vegas Arts Center
Ward 5 Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow To Welcome Youth Ages 10-18


The West Las Vegas Arts Center invites young men and women ages 10-18 to participate in the "4th Annual Youth Conference: A Call to Healing" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Presented by the city of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, with the support of the Clark County School District (CCSD), the event will feature community leaders speaking to and working with the youth. The conference will focus on encouraging youth to become independent-thinking adults, using thought-provoking dialogues to prompt clear solutions to problems and issues.

Ward 5 Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow will welcome participants at 9 a.m. Other scheduled speakers include Las Vegas Justice Court Judge Karen Bennett-Haron, Nevada State Assemblywoman Dina Neal, Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly, CCSD Superintendant Dwight Jones, KCEP Radio personality Franklyn G., businessman Frank Hawkins, attorney Jonathan MacArthur, and several educators.

"We're bringing our community youth together to work with them on important issues, including gang violence, bullying, education, life choices, relationships and self-respect," said Councilman Barlow. "I encourage all our young men and women ages 10-18 to attend this life-changing, empowering conference."

Admission is free. Advance registration is required. Lunch will be provided by McDonald's. The West Las Vegas Arts Center is located at 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Call (702) 229-4800 to register and for more information.


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