New Member in Central Fl

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    Talking New Member in Central Fl

    I am glad I have found this site.
    I have always had a profound respect for firearms, which is a direct reflection of my upbringing.

    I have been reading and searching around the site for a month or so and thought I would finally introduce myself.

    I enjoy learning something every day here and look forward to more great information.

    Something I thought many you would find interesting is this email I received from school today


    Submitted by: John Ronnau, Director, School of Social Work
    Submitted for: Faculty and students
    Subject: Understanding Gang Violence - Prevention and Intervention: A
    Community Response

    The School of Social Work invites members of the campus community to a
    daylong conference on gangs and gang activity in central Florida on
    March 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Alumni Center.

    In the last five years, Orlando has experienced an 86 percent increase
    in street gang activity. The Orange County Sheriff's Office reports that today
    there are more than 50 different street gangs operating in the
    Orange County area.

    The goal of the conference is to educate the community about the
    devastating impact of gangs and to assist professionals who struggle to
    find ways to help youth who are gang members or at risk of becoming gang
    members.

    The conference will feature

    - Luis Rodriguez as the keynote speaker; Mr. Rodriguez is a community
    activist, noted expert on gang prevention and intervention, and
    prize-winning author of "Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in
    L.A.," a 1993 memoir of gang life that earned a Carl Sandburg Literary
    Award and Chicago Sun-Times Book Award and was designated a New York
    Times Notable Book
    - An expert panel with representatives from the Orange County
    Sheriff's Office, Florida Hospital, Liberty Middle School, and the Ninth
    Judicial Circuit State Attorney's Office and Public Defender's Office
    - In-depth workshops with representatives from law enforcement and
    school social work and a panel with former gang members

    Social workers and mental health counselors may earn up to 5 CEUs for
    participating in the conference. Registration is $75 for community
    members and $10 for students.

    To learn more and to register, visit Redirection.
    This event is co-sponsored by the College of Health and Public Affairs
    and the State Attorney's Office for Orange and Osceola Counties,
    Florida.

    This project is funded in part by grants from the African American
    Focus Fund and Nuestro Futuro, which are both philanthropic initiatives
    of the Community Foundation of Central Florida.

    This e-mail was reviewed and approved for distribution by the Provost
    and Executive Vice President.
    I find it somewhat ridiculous that all they are doing is providing an informational seminar.

    How about a concealed carry class as an elective for school credit. Now that would be productive. :2cents:

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    Thanks- you guys are quick!;)

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    Well, around these parts one must be quick! That or be maimed or dead.

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