Media Advisory: Heritage Teach-In Equips Leaders With Serious Solutions To Prevent Violence in Schools And Communities

Media Advisory: Heritage Teach-In Equips Leaders With Serious Solutions To Prevent Violence in Schools And Communities

Heritage president opens workshop; experts, violence-prevention advocates, students available to media at roundtable discussion following School Safety Teach-In

Mar 20, 2018 3 min read

MEDIA ADVISORY:

March 20, 2018

 

PRESS RSVP:

202-675-1761

HeritagePress@heritage.org

 

Heritage Teach-In equips leaders with serious solutions to prevent violence in schools and communities

Heritage president opens workshop; experts, violence-prevention advocates, students available to media at roundtable discussion following School Safety Teach-In

 

WASHINGTON – The Heritage Foundation is convening a School Safety Teach-In March 21 and 22. The workshop will include discussions led by Heritage experts and other school safety advocates where they will share important information to help direct the debate toward real solutions and equip the participants with the tools to bring real change to their communities.

 

Participants will learn more about the events leading to the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, how it might have been prevented, and the root causes of school violence. There will also be presentation highlighting policies and programs that strengthen families and communities and make schools safer.

 

Heritage invites media to attend the event’s opening address by Heritage President Kay Coles James followed by a Q&A opportunity, and for a roundtable discussion at the conclusion of the School Safety Teach-In. The remainder of the sessions are private and only open to registered participants, who include parents, grandparents, civic leaders and students from across the country.

 

Opening address and Q&A details: 

 

Who: Kay Coles James, President, The Heritage Foundation

When: Wednesday, March 21 at 12:45 pm

Where: The Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE

 

Media roundtable:

 

Who: Teach-in speakers and attendees

When: Thursday, March 22 at 1:00 pm

Where: The Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE

 

Teach-in speakers and attendees available for interviews:

  • Genevieve Wood, Senior Communications Advisor, The Heritage Foundation
  • John Malcolm, Vice President for the Institute for Constitutional Government, The Heritage Foundation
  • Lindsey Burke, Director, Center for Education Policy, The Heritage Foundation
  • Robert L. Woodson, Sr., Founder and President, The Woodson Center
  • Rev. Derek McCoy, Executive Vice President, Center for Urban Renewal and Education
  • Max Eden, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
  • Chrissy Clark, junior at Michigan State University
  • Shekinah Hollingsworth, recent graduate of Salisbury University in Maryland

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