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Violence-Proofing Our Kids

There are at least four types of federal safety standards covering teddy bears: sharp edges and points; small parts; hazardous materials; and flammability. By comparsion, there are no federal safety standards for the domestic manufacture of guns.
Consumer Federation of America.
Sponsored by the Oregon Consumer League. 503-493-3588

One day free program; buffet lunch; open to the public.
Augustana Lutheran Church, 2710 NE 14th Avenue(corner of NE 15th and Knott)Keynote Speakers:
"Violence-Proofing Our Kids," Andres Soto, policy director for the Pacific Center for the Prevention of Violence at San Francisco General Hospital.
"The Road Ahead," Eric Gorovitz, public health lawyer and policy director of the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, a national grassroots organization based in Berkeley, Califronia.

Panels:
Causes and Prevention of Youth VIolence
Community Solutions
Where Do We Go From Here?

For parents, Counselors, Teachers, Public Safety Officers, Social Workers, Clergy, Young People, and All Concerned about Violence against Youth.

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