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Past presentations & events within our community


  • BECOMING Project, Durham N.C. Inaugural Presentation (June)

  • South Carolina Corrections Gang Conference, Orangeburg, S.C.  (July)

  • Partners Against Crime Police District 2, Citizen Community Policing  (Sept)

  • Durham Housing Authority (Sept)

  • Junior Leadership Durham (Oct)

  • Project B.U.I.LD. Gang intervention/prevention program Durham (Oct)

  • National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health 26th Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. (Nov)


  • 1st Calvary Baptist Church Annual Martin Luther King Youth Lock-in (Jan)

  • Phoenix Academy High School, Chapel Hill N.C. (Feb)*

  • Men of Achievement Center on the campus of North Carolina Central University during their M.A.S.T.E.R.S Summit, with Ms. Edna Vann team member (Feb)

  • Minority Student Caucus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Galling's School of Global Public Health 37th Annual Minority Health Conference 2016 "In Solidarity: The Role of Public Health in Social Justice." View sessions of conference Activism, Resilience, and Coping #BlackLivesMatter & Push to End Police Violence (Panelist) (Feb)

  • North Carolina Juvenile Services Association Spring Conference  Carolina Beach, NC., presenter (Mar)

  • Youth Symposium at Durham Teen Center,  Durham. Sponsored by Durham Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (Mar)

  • Social Work Conference sponsored by the Nu Gamma Chapter of Phi Alpha Honor Society of North Carolina Central University. (Panelist)  (Mar) 

  • Carrboro High School, Chapel Hill, NC presented to the 2016 Senior Class. 200 Students. Sponsored by the Carrboro Police Department (Mar)* 

  • Durham Businesses Against Crime, Northgate Mall, Durham, NC (April)  

  • The National Black MBA Associations, Inc Raleigh-Durham Chapter, Leaders of Tomorrow  Middle to High School students. Durham, NC (April) 

  • Project B.U.I.L.D. gang prevention & intervention program (April, 2nd visit) 

  • Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club & John Avery Boys & Girls Club. Durham, NC (April)

  • Durham City Police Department  2016 Community Workshop, (April) 

  • Emanuel A.M.E. Church, Durham. N.C. Presentation for members and Durham citizens. (April)

  • Hayti Community Day, Old W.G. Pearson Durham, NC. Presenter Retired Police Chief Steven Chalmers (May)*​

  • UNC TEACCH Autism Program. With members of Durham Police CIT unit. Levin JCC (June)​

  • Youth Conference Boys to Men Program at Union Baptist Church, Durham, N.C. Retired Police Chief Steven Chalmers presenter. Sponsored by the Durham Police Dept. (June)*

  • Henderson Grove Baptist on Page Road Co-Presented with Steven Chalmers & Ronald Mangum(July)​ 

  • Durham Parks & Recreation Teen Lockin at Walltown Rec Center co presenter Steven Chalmers (Aug)​

  • United Calvary Church of Christ, Athens Street Durham. (Aug)​

  • Abundant Life Christian Center Church of God in Church Raleigh N.C. (Sept)​

  • ​​​MERCK & Company sponsored by the Durham City Police Department. Co-Presented with Steven Chalmers (Sept)​

  • UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work Master Classes* Five classes (Oct)​

  • Correctional Education Association (CEA) Region ll Conference in Roanoke, Va presenter (Oct)​

  • Southside Church of Christ, Elmira Ave Sponsored by Durham City Police (Oct)​

  • North Carolina A&T speaking to class of new students taking SPED 354 Urban class. Invited by Dr. Cathy Kea Professor Special Education Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction. Edna Vann & Ronald Mangum (Oct)​

  • Faith Tabernacle Oasis of Love 8005 Rogers Road Chapel Hill, NC Sponsored by Carrboro Police Department (Oct)​

  • Encore presentation to Junior Leadership of Durham’s high school sophomore leaders.(Nov)


  • Guest speaker at Methodist University, Fayetteville N.C. , Police in an Urban Society Course, (Jan).

  • Jack & Jill of America, Inc. Durham Chapter Sponsored by Durham PD  (Jan)

  • MERCK Durham Plant Old Oxford Hwy Sponsored by Durham PD co presenter Steven  Chalmers (Feb)

  • Brogden Middle School, Durham Public School 8th grade, hosted by Love Over Hate N.C. (Feb)*

  • UNC-Gillings School of Global Public Health 38th Annual Minority Conference, exhibitor (Feb)

  • North Carolina Association of Gifted & Talent Conference in Winston-Salem, N.C., presenter (Mar)

  • J.W. Neal Middle School, Durham 8th Graders, hosted by Love Over Hate, Sponsored by Durham PD (Mar)

  • Faith Tabernacle Oasis of Love Church, Carrboro, N.C. Sponsored by Carrboro PD (Mar)

  • Durham Police Annual Community Workshop, Carolina Theatre, Steven Chalmers presenter (Apr)

  • Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) National Summit, Raleigh, N.C. presenter (Apr) 

  • Youth Empowerment Day hosted by Durham Police Department and Durham Links Chapter (May)

  • Durham P.D. Youth Initiative hosted by Durham Police Community Services Unit (June)

  • NC Juvenile Officers Assoc. Conference, Atlantic Beach, N.C. presenter (June)

  • Goldsboro-Raleigh District Assembly, Inc, Sunday School Convention Goldsboro, N.C. (July)

  • Faith Tabernacle Oasis of Love Church, Back to School Bash, Chapel Hill Sponsored by Carrboro PD (Aug)

  • Know Your Rights Event at St. Paul A.M.E. Carrboro, NC, Sponsored by Town of Carrboro PD (Aug)

  • Guest speaker with team members Ronald Mangum & Steven Chalmers at N.C. A&T University, Greensboro (Oct)

  • Phoenix Academy High School, Principal John Williams, Chapel Hill, N.C. (Oct)

  • Junior Leadership Durham, Ms. Robin Odom & Ameshia Cooper, Durham, N.C. (Oct)

  • North Carolina Corrections Association Conference,  presenter Concord, N.C. (Nov)

  • International Baccalaureate of Hillside High, Sponsored by Durham Police Department Durham N.C. (Dec)


  •  North Carolina Central University, Student Group Straight Talk Dr. Charles Johnson & Ms. Shaakira Gill. Sponsored by Durham Police Department Durham, N.C. (April)

  • Department of Corrections, the Division of Corrections Enterprise. Presented at two locations; Apex Warehouse for male inmates in Apex, N.C. & the Tag & Copy facility for female inmates in Raleigh. Co-presenter Clinical Professor Ronald Mangum. Dr. Anthony Vann & Rhonda Miller contacts. (May)

  • Jack & Jill of America event hosted and sponsored by Durham Police Department. Contact Ms K. Cameron (May) 

  • Straight Talk Group Meeting for returning citizens and their families. Ms. Bessie Elmore, Exec Director, Durham (June)

  • Police Brutality Healing Forum, hosted  by The Ripple Action Group, Charlotte, N.C.-Panelist for the event. Brenda Bakari. (June)

  • NCCU encore with students of support group Straight Talk, Dr. Charles Johnson. (Sept)

  • Orange Correctional Center with Coastal Horizons as part of their pre-release courses. Melissa Radcliff of Coastal Horizons. Hillsborough, N.C. (Sept)

  • North Carolina A & T University Project CREED with Dr. Cathy Kea Department of Education. Team members Ronald Mangum & Steven Chalmers (Oct) 

  • Phoenix Academy High School, our third invite from Principal John Williams. Team member Attorney Nisha Williams  assisted with legal questions (Nov)

  • Agape International Church hosted their young men groups at the Knightdale Police Department at the requested of Marshal Griffin (Dec)

  • Men Addressing Issues and Needs (M.A.I.N.) 2nd Annual Summit addressing issues effecting young black and brown males. Event held at Pitt Community College, Greenville, N.C. Invited by Jasmin Spain (Dec)


  •  Woodmen Community Center, sponsored by Kinston PD , Chief  A. Jaynes (Jan)

  • Junior Leadership Durham our third visit , Peggy Kerrnodle (Jan)

  • The Gate Community Center sponsored by Kinston PD, Chief A. Jaynes (Feb)

  • Saint Augustine University hosted by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Raleigh. Mr. Marshal Griffin (Feb)

  • Rochelle Middle School sponsored by Kinston PD, Chief A. Jaynes. Four presentation done for 8th graders (Mar)

  • Gordon Street Christian Church sponsored by Kinston PD with Lenoir Co. JCPC & Guardian Ad Litem (June)

  • Youth Development Center in Kinston sponsored by Kinston PD.(July)

  • Boys & Girls Club of Kinston sponsored by Kinston PD (Aug)

  • Lenoir County NAACP was the host, sponsored by Kinston PD (Aug)

  • Phoenix Academy High, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools (Oct)

  • Phoenix Academy High (evening class) Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools (Oct)

  • Religious Coalition for Non-Violence- An overview of YFO (Oct)



  • NOVA in Kinston sponsored by Kinston PD (Jan)

  • Lenoir County Learning Academy sponsored by Kinston PD (Feb)

  • “Dismantling Racism” series for CORRAL (June)

  • Orange Recycling Services, Durham, NC (June)

  • Wake Forest Northeast Community Coalition (July)

  • One Blood MOU Interview (July)

  • Wayne County Gov. Town Hall (Aug)

  • Alliance Health (Aug)

  • North Carolina A & T University with Dr. Cathy Kea, Department of Education (Oct) 

  • Durham County Library (Nov)

  • Mt. Zoar Baptist Church (Dec)

  • Families Moving Forward (Dec)


  • Parents Matter (March)

  • City of Durham Neighborhood Improvement Services (June)

  • New Home & Durham Missionary Baptist Association (June)

  • "The Talk" Community Event (June)

  • Rochelle Middle School Summer Enrichment Academy in Kinston, NC (June)

  • One Blood MOU Community Discussion (June)

  • Kinston High Summer Enrichment Academy (June)

  • YFO Guardian Ad Litem, Kinston, NC (Aug)

  • YFO Presentation for Delta's in Clayton, NC (Oct)


  • Learning Center Academy, Kinston, NC (May)

  • YFO Pilot Police Training KPD (5 days, June)

  • Kinston High Summer School (6 sessions, July)

  • Kinston Housing Authority (4 sessions)


  • Smithfield Public Library, Smithfield NC (Jan)

  • Orange Correctional Facility, Hillsborough, NC (May)

  • Susan Gibson Science & Tech. Cntr, Bedford, VA (June)

  • StrongHer TogetHer (July)

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