The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists (TBABJ) is hosting a community discussion, “School Violence: A Town Hall Meeting’’ in the wake of the Valentine’s Day mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Seventeen people were gunned down at the school. Investigators arrested and charged 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz. Immediately following the shooting, conversations about gun control and school violence began across the country and here in Tampa Bay.
TBABJ would like to give members of the community an opportunity to hear from and speak to leaders, including former U.S. Congressman David Jolly; St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Holloway; Pat Bhava, creator and founder of PikMyKid, a comprehensive school safety platform; a student in the Men of Vision mentoring program; and, hopefully, Hillsborough School Superintendent Jeff Eakins (invited); as well as a mental health professional.
Where: Seminole Heights Library, 4711 N. Central Ave., Tampa
When: Thursday, March 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Jenise G. Morgan, Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists, at TampaBayABJ@gmail.com or call 813-419-2490.