Black Engineers to Address the Causes of Gang Culture

Black Engineers to Address the Causes of Gang Culture

The Association for Black Engineers is to host a symposium for Black professionals in the capital to address and to find solutions for the underlying causes of gang culture, which is plaguing some members of the African Caribbean Communities across the UK. The event will take place at 4.30p.m. on the 26th July at Kings College in Waterloo.

The Association seeks to draw in Black professionals from all fields that may feel their lives are far removed from what is happening with regard to the violence on the streets, but in reality can help to provide real solutions that can assist the work of organisations such as the GLA, Metropolitan Police as well as African Caribbean community groups and churches.

Dr Nike Folayan, Chairperson for the Association of Black Engineers spoke about the event in more detail: “As an organisation that seeks to challenge and inspire people of black origin to make enhanced contributions to their respective fields, we feel that it is socially responsible for us to look at the issues that are preventing people from achieving this goal, particularly when they effect young people. The event is not a talking shop forum or about reeling off the statistics about gun and knife crime; this is about providing tangible solutions that will work in the communities to tackle the violence on our streets. This is the reason why we will be sharing the solutions from the symposium with the Mayor of London, the Metropolitan Police as well as African Caribbean community groups and churches. In addition, we hope that many of the individuals attending will commit to delivering some of the solutions at a grassroots level.”

Anyone that is interested in attending the event can register their interest by emailing Dr Nike Folayan at nike.folayan@afbe.org.uk.

Region: All
Start Date: 26/07/2008
End Date: 26/07/2008
Start Time: 16:30 to19:30
Venue: Franklin-Wilkins Building, Kings College London
Venue Address: Stamford Street, London
Website: http://www.afbe.org.uk
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