|November 8, 2012
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–The Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys will host a public forum on Friday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Hilton Orlando, located at 6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando, Fla. The purpose of the public forum is to hear from community leaders and the public on issues and concerns affecting black men and boys.
The Council’s next business meeting will be on Thursday, Nov. 15, in Orlando. The purpose of the business meeting is to develop an action plan that will complement the Council’s operational plan. All meetings are open to the public.
The Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys is administratively housed within the Attorney General’s Office. Created by the Legislature during the 2006 Legislative Session, the Council is charged with studying the conditions affecting black men and boys, including: homicide rates, arrest and incarceration rates, poverty, violence, drug abuse, death rates, disparate annual income levels, health issues and school performance.