October 29, 2004

Gangs in schools focus of regional conference

California State University, Sacramento will host "Gangs in Schools: A Sacramento Regional Conference" from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 1 in the University Union Ballroom.

More than 200 local schools have been invited to participate in the conference, which will provide information on current gang issues and increase awareness of successful gang intervention strategies. The conference will feature lectures, panel discussions and presentations.

The keynote address will be delivered by Daniel "Nane" Alejandrez, director of Barrios Unidos, who is the recipient of numerous awards including the National Fellowship of Reconciliation, Martin Luther King Jr. Award and a fellowship from the Wellness Foundation.

The conference is presented by the University's division of criminal justice, Criminal Justice Student Association, Multi-Cultural Center and the California Attorney General's Office.

For more information, call (916) 278-6101. For media assistance, contact public affairs at (916) 278-6156.

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