From today’s Long Beach (CA) Press-Telegram. Lou Huesmann is pastor of the Grace Brethren Church which meets at 36th and Linden in Long Beach.
LONG BEACH – The first Community Forum and Resource Fair is scheduled for Saturday at Grace Brethren Church in Bixby Knolls.
Mayor Bob Foster and City Councilwoman Rae Gabelich, who proposed the idea, will provide opening remarks.
The four-hour event will feature a youth panel composed of current and former high school students; break-out sessions on conflict resolution, the juvenile justice system, job training opportunities and other youth issues; a resource fair with city agencies and community groups; and live music by local artists.
“This forum is designed to utilize the outpouring of concern and interest that were generated after the Halloween incident in Bixby Knolls,” Gabelich said. “We are hopeful that it will provide avenues for dialogue and unity.”
The event at 3601 Linden Ave. runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.