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Press Release | Conversations For Change

TORREY SMITH FAMILY FUND AND THE STOKEY PROJECT PRESENT CONVERSATIONS FOR CHANGE ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26TH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Torrey Smith, wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers and founder of the Torrey Smith Family Fund, and his wife Chanel, along with Carlmichael “Stokey” Cannady founder of The Stokey Project will host Conversations For Change at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School on Wednesday, October 26th.

The open dialogue panel will feature activists, educators, officers, and community members. Confirmed panelists include Stokey Cannady, Torrey Smith, Dr. Karen Bethea, Set the Captives Free Outreach Center, Dr. Leon Caldwell, Caldwell & Associates, Ron Cromer, Baltimore Police-Community Division, Chief Akil Hamm, Baltimore School Police Department, Emory Jones, Roc Nation, and Roger Shaw, Baltimore City Public Schools. Jameel McClain, former Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants, and Konan of 92Q will moderate the discussion. This conversation will be centered around issues facing young black males in Baltimore. Anyone over the age of 14 is welcome to attend and participate in the discussion.

There is no cost to attend the event and no tickets are needed. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Individuals are encouraged to arrive by 6:15 pm so that Conversations for Change may start on time.

WHERE Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
1400 Orleans Street
Baltimore, Maryland
Limited parking available
WHEN Wednesday October 26, 2016
5:45 PM Media Check-in
6:00 PM Doors Open
6:30-8:30 PM Conversations for Change, Auditorium
8:30 PM Smith, Stokey, panelists, and moderators available for interviews
INTERVIEW: Torrey Smith, San Francisco 49ers Wide Receiver and Founder of the Torrey Smith Family Fund
Carlmichael “Stokey” Cannady, The Stokey Project
Dr. Karen Bethea, Set the Captives Free Outreach Center
Dr. Leon Caldwell, Caldwell & Associates
Ron Cromer, Baltimore Police-Community Division
Chief Akil Hamm, Baltimore School Police Department
Emory Jones, Roc Nation
Roger Shaw, Baltimore City Public Schools, Director of Multiple Pathways
Konan, 92Q
Jameel McClain, former Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants

About the Torrey Smith Family Fund
The Torrey Smith Family Fund provides youth with the tools they need to identify, unleash, and reach their full potential. A few of the current programs include: L.E.V.E.L. Teen Summit, L.E.V.E.L. Up Camp, and the Tevin Jones Scholarship Fund. The non-profit remains based in Baltimore.

About The Stokey Project
The mission of The Stokey Project is to provide hope and insight to those who have a passion to succeed beyond what’s expected. In doing so, they plan to inspire and showcase their many talents through a vessel that is conducive to media, advertisement, journalism and beyond.

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MEDIA INFORMATION CONTACT:
Angela Manolakas (202) 701-7255
angela.manolakas@gmail.com

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