Faith Based Summit to Discuss How to Build Safe Healthy Neighborhoods

BridgingtheGapDEL PASO HEIGHTS – Clergy, law enforcement and community leaders to unite for safe and healthy neighborhoods. The International Faith Based Coalition will convene its third Bridging the Gap summit on January 24 at the Greater Sacramento Urban League.

The summit, which runs from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., provides an opportunity for community leaders to collaborate on what actions are currentlybeing taken to build a safe, healthy neighborhoods and to discuss what further actions can be taken to win this important fight.

Hosting the event will be the Central Valley High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area/White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Speakers will include Herbert Brown, special agent in charge for the Sacramento field division of the FBI, Amir Hamidi, resident agent in charge of the Sacramento resident office of DEA, and David DeLuz, President and CEO of the Urban League. Other community and faith leaders are also slated to weigh in.

Participants will have the opportunity to network with others taking action against drugs and drug addiction and to learn what further resources are available to assist current community empowerment efforts. The summit will also offer participants the opportunity to learn what law enforcement is doing to make Sacramento safer and healthier and how locals can get involved.

A meet and greet session with light refreshments is set to run from 5:00 – 5:55 p.m. with the summit to begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.

The Greater Sacramento Urban League is located at 3725 Marysville Boulevard. For more information, call (916) 807-1210.

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By Genoa Barrow

OBSERVER Sr. Writer