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Teen town hall to feature Kentucky state Rep. Attica Scott

The PAL Coalition and PACT in Action are hosting a teen town hall, featuring Kentucky Rep. Attica Scott, at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, at the California Community Center. PAL is a program of Family & Children’s Place, a child abuse prevention agency, and PACT is a teen dating violence initiative of the Center for Women and Families and KentuckyOne Health.

Free dinner will be provided at the town hall, which invites young people, families, and community members to participate and discuss issues facing their community. Scott, who represents the state’s 41st District, will participate and help answer questions asked and raised during the meeting.

Additionally, PhotoVoice projects, where PAL and PACT students use photographs taken in their neighborhoods to illustrate issues such as poverty, trash, inequity, poor roads, and sidewalks, etc., will be displayed beginning at 5 p.m., June 21.

WHAT: Teen Town Hall featuring Kentucky Rep. Attica Scott
WHO: Hosted by PAL Coalition and PACT in Action
WHEN: 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, June 21
WHERE: California Community Center (in the gym), 1600 St. Catherine Street, Louisville, Ky., 40210
INTERACTVE: PACT/PAL PhotoVoice exhibit will be available for viewing beginning at 5 p.m.

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About the PAL Coalition
The PAL Coalition works with communities, private nonprofit agencies and federal, state and local governments to reduce substance abuse by young people living in the 7th Street corridor – Park Hill, Algonquin and Old Louisville – of Central Louisville. It is housed and partnered with Family & Children’s Place.

About PACT in Action
Parkhill, Algonquin and California Teens in Action is a teen dating violence prevention initiative of The Center for Women and Families and KentuckyOne Health. It is community-based and youth-led.  Members of the Youth Advisory Board develop teen dating violence prevention programming and deliver a message of nonviolence as they see best fit for their peers and community. PACT in Action aims to mobilize teens in these neighborhoods to reduce domestic violence.

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