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Dr Dhalla hosts Forum on Youth Violence with Community Members on March 26


Brampton, March 23, 2009
Candice Debi

In response to the growing incidents of drugs, guns, gangs, and violence amongst youth in Brampton Dr. Ruby Dhalla, Member of Parliament for Brampton Springdale has joined with the Brampton-Springdale Youth Advisory Council (BSYAC), teachers, principals, and community members, to host a forum on Youth Violence.

BSYAC was created to empower youth to actively participate in designing and developing solutions for issues and challenges that confront them.

On March 26th 2009, BSYAC will present its first annual Youth Forum in partnership to listen to the ideas and solutions for a safer community.

"Youth are the future of our city and community. We must ensure youth are empowered and have a voice in making the change they want to see happen. This forum will allow for greater dialogue between youth and community members to discuss strategies and solutions on the issue of youth violence” says Dr. Dhalla.

In attendance will be representatives from the Region of Peel, Members of Parliament, Peel Police as well as Brampton families who have lost their sons and daughters as victims to youth violence in Brampton this past year. These families will share their stories and provide feedback for initiatives to create greater collaboration between all community residents and stakeholders to build a safer community.

The Forum will take place on March 26th 2009 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Century Gardens Recreation Centre (Room 3) located at 340 Vodden Street East. Everyone is invited to voice their ideas, opinions, concerns, and solutions.

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On March 4th, 2009 Dr. Dhalla was invited to speak at the United Nation Headquarters in New York for the 53rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Dr. Dhalla spoke as a panelist for the International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics (iKnow Politics) Forum entitled “Getting Ahead: Testimonials from Women Political Leaders.” Joining Dr. Dhalla as panelists were women politicians from around the world including, Namibia, Egypt, and Belgium. “I am honored to be invited to speak and participate in an event that promotes women in politics. Women provide a unique insight, perspective, and experience to the political arena and contribute to enhancing the quality of debate and championing issues important to families” said Dr. Dhall






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