Spring 2014 Symposium on Alcohol & Violence – Join the Planning Committee!
working with the Partnership for a Healthier NYC and other borough coalitions to convene a series of symposia about the connection between alcohol and a variety of different issue areas. On November 12th, the Partnership organized an event at Mount Sinai about the intersections between alcohol and sexual health. It was an exciting day filled with interesting conversations about the connection between alcohol and HIV/AIDS, STIs, unplanned pregnancy and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and sexual assault. Over 150 people attended! This spring, we are planning a symposium about the connections between alcohol and violence, a topic that is unfortunately, well known in the Bronx. We hope to engage community-based organizations, faith-based institutions, healthcare organizations, academia, criminal justice and law enforcement groups, and activated community members and leaders during the day-long event. We’re still finalizing the major topics that will be discussed; however, they may include, but are not limited to the following: gun/street violence, crime, elder/child abuse, intimate partner violence, youth violence, hate crimes, and more. To learn more and help us plan the event, please contact Emma Rodgers at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 633-0800 x1249