Forum on black men is June 24

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June 23, 2003 // UPDATED 10:51 am - April 30, 2007
By: roving the lives of young black men will be the topic of a public discussion titled "New Directions: Closing the Gap" on Tuesday, June 24 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Pillsbury Auditorium in the Hennepin County Medical Center, 701 Park Ave.
roving the lives of young black men will be the topic of a public discussion titled "New Directions: Closing the Gap" on Tuesday, June 24 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Pillsbury Auditorium in the Hennepin County Medical Center, 701 Park Ave.

Members of the African American Men Project and Hennepin County commissioners will attend.

In 1999, the AAMP investigated social problems such as crime, poverty and poor health that plague black men ages 18 to 30. The project identified that improved housing, educational opportunities, families and economic stability could significantly help African American men and their families. A 130-member advisory committee formed to start making a difference.

The June 24 discussion will update citizens on AAMP's activities, as well as brainstorm ways county staff and community residents can assist African American men. For more information, call 302-4691.