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Posted on: November 23, 2016

[ARCHIVED] City planning now for 2017 “Urgency of Now’ symposium to build safer community


Nov. 23, 2016 -  Hampton officials are currently planning the 2017 “Urgency of Now” symposium,  and they want to hear your ideas on what’s most important as they look to continue building a stronger and safer community.

 The first symposium, in February of 2016, was entitled: “Urgency of Now: Changing the Narrative for Black Males from Failure to Hope.” It brought together local and regional leaders, community members and others - including area teenagers - to talk about the region’s problems and ways to build a stronger and safer community. The 2016 symposium offered peer-to-peer learning, guest speakers and national experts. It included an evening session that was open to the public and a community resource fair designed to make young people aware of the resources available to them.  

The planning committee for the 2017 symposium - elected officials, city representatives and community members - want to hear from both teens and adults so they can better address Hampton’s current needs. There are two very short surveys available, one for adults at And another for young people at Both surveys are scheduled to close Friday, Dec. 2.

The 2017 will be held in late winter.

You can go online to watch a video and learn more about the 2016 symposium.

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