Anti-Hazing/Anti-Violence Task Force to Announce National Initiative and Conference

PR Newswire

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 – 2:00 p.m.
The National Press Club 529 14th Street – Washington, D.C.
ZENGER ROOM – 13th Floor

Faith-Based leaders, Pastors, Publishers, Social Action Groups, Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, The Robert Champion Family, etc., unite to create a "Community of Conscience" to end the culture of hazing and violence across America

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Newspaper Publishers Association/NNPA; The National Save the Family Now Movement, Inc.; The Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Nonviolent Social Change; The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO), and others will announce the launching of a National Anti-Hazing/Anti-Violence Task Force on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. 529 14th Street, Washington, D.C. The group will also announce the goal and mission of the first National Anti-Hazing/Anti-Violence Conference to be held February 24-25, 2012, at South Carolina State University.

"We have come together to organize an historic National Anti-Hazing/Anti-Violence Task Force to provide solutions and strategies to eradicate hazing from Black college campuses and to develop proactive programs and events to address the escalation of violence in Black America," stated Reverend Dr. R. B. Holmes, Jr., organizer of the National Anti-Hazing/Anti- Violence Task Force and pastor of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church of Tallahassee, FL. Reverend Holmes is also President and Founder of the National Save the Family Now Movement, Inc., and President of Region Two of the National Newspaper Publishers Association.

M. L. King, II, President & CEO of the King Center for Non-Violent Social Change, Cloves Campbell, National Chairman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association/NNPA and Dr. George E. Cooper, President of South Carolina State University, and President of the Council of 1890 Universities, serve as Co-Chairs of the National Anti-Hazing/Anti- Violence Task Force.

The family of the late FAMU drum major Robert Champion, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Champion, will attend the Press Conference. They will address how the Robert Champion Foundation will impact the eradication of hazing across America.

SOURCE The National Newspaper Publishers Association/ The National Save the Family Now Movement, Inc.