FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10-26-10
Author lectures at Platt Regional Vocational-Technical High School on the use of the “N-Word” and coping with urban violence
Officials at the Yale School of public health has ranked him as being an expert in the field of health as it relates to the safety and development of young urban males.
(Do to the sensitive nature of the discussion; this lecture will be closed to the public.)
Author Shafiq Abdussabur will participate in an inter-active workshop with students from the New Haven County and Fairfield County on critical issues that face young urban males in the area of self-esteem and interpersonal conflict.
Shafiq Abdussabur is an active law enforcement officer in the State of Connecticut with over 14 years of Community Base Police training and experience. He has been working with Inner City Youth since 1985. He is native of New Haven, Connecticut. He is a nationally recognized artist (BOLDMINDS Cultural Arts) and author.
When asked what was his observation to curing gun-violence? Abdussabur responded, “Having a responsible father who is engaged and aware of his child’s past, present and future survival in America.”
The results of his works in action are best seen in the historical Dixwell Avenue area or New Haven. Mike Morand, Associate Vice President of Yale University Office of New Haven and State Affairs, coined him as the “Nike of urban development.”
Topics: Challenges Facing Youth and Police in Urban Environments
Time: 10:00AM- 12:00PM
Date: Wednesday October 27, 2010
Tel: Principal Gene Laporta (203) 783-5300
In 2002, he founded CTRIBAT Institute for Social Development Inc. which services 210 young males and Females ages 9 yrs. old to 17 yrs. old. CTRIBAT offers students “life skill” workshops that focus on parent/student participation. The summer pilot called the “Leadership Retreat” focuses on fostering leadership skills in young people who reside in an Urban Environment (At-Risk Youth). The CTRIBAT 2006 Summer Pilot posted an impressive 400% reduction in firearm related violence in the neighborhood of operation. The CTRIBAT runs 12 months year. The program focuses on improving the relationship of law enforcement and the members of the urban sector. In June of 2008, CTRIBAT was awarded the All-American City Award in Tampa Florida.
In January 2007, he was appointed by the Mayor as Coordinator and Program writer of the New Haven Street Outreach Workers Program which is a proactive social development program aimed at reducing violent crime among youth and young adults. With in its first five months of operation, the City of New Haven posted an 86% reduction in homicides. During that two-year period, he served as the Chief Executive Officer for the New Haven Police Department under Police Chief Francisco Ortiz Jr. In June of 2008, the New Haven Street Outreach Workers Program was awarded the All-American City Award in Tampa Florida.
To schedule lectures contact: Shafiq Abdussabur 203-675-7075