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The Impact of Alcohol in our Communities

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The Impact of Alcohol in our Communities

What: Forum on: The Impact of Alcohol in our Communities


·      The Boyle Heights Stakeholders Association,

·      The Boyle Heights Coalition for a Safe and Drug-Free Community, &

·      The Voice Community Newspaper

·      Invited guests include:

·        Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard, CA 34th Congressional District,

·        Hon. John Perez, CA State Assembly Speaker;

·        Hon. Kevin De Leon, CA State Senator 22nd District;

·        Hon. Gloria Molina, Los Angeles County Board of             Supervisors 1st District;

·        Hon. Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor City of Los Angeles;

·        Hon. Jose Huizar, LA City Councilmember 14th District;

·        Local neighborhood Council members, and other grassroots community             leaders


Presentations by:

·      Will Salea, Representative, California Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC)

·      Jorge Castillo, Representative, Alcohol Justice

·      Yolanda Cordero, Representative, Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health

·      Jennifer Lam, The Boyle Heights Beat Newspaper

·      Denis Quinonez, Director, Boyle Heights Coalition for a Safe and Drug-Free Community


When: March 15th, 2012 at 6pm


            Resurrection Church Hall

            3324 E. Opal St.

            Los Angeles, CA 90023


·      Our communities are suffering from an epidemic of alcohol-related harm

·      Educate the community on PRIMARY & SECONDARY alcohol-related harm

·      Inform and encourage community leaders to participate and support current initiatives to reduce alcohol-related harm

·      Educate and encourage our elected officials and law enforcement agencies to support our communities in this effort

·      Establish Community Action Teams or Neighborhood Watch teams specific to addressing alcohol related violations such as but not limited to: Loitering, Tagging, Cleanliness, Signage, Serving to minors

·      Establish training for these teams to report non-responsible ABC Licensee’s that sell, serve or dispense alcohol



Carlos Morales (323) 572-8211
Jorge Castillo (213) 840-3336
Michael Scippa (415) 257-2490