Jesus Villahermosa will talk tonight with Central Valley School District staffers, parents and community members.
His topic: respect.
Villahermosa, a sheriff’s deputy from Tacoma, is a nationally known anti-gang speaker.
He also is speaking this week to students from several CV schools.
Tonight’s community session is the first of four talks on school safety and violence prevention set throughout the school year.
The talks are meant to expose people to ideas about school safety.
“These are people who’ve had experience in crisis areas,” said Lyle Krislock, principal at Opportunity Elementary and a member of the district’s safe schools committee.
The talks are open to the public. Teachers and parents from other school districts are welcome. “The more the better,” Krislock said.
All of the talks will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Horizon Junior High, 3915 S. Pines Road. The yearlong schedule is as follows:
On Oct. 27, Rob Waters and Shaun Davis will speak. Their topics: “Is he or isn’t he a gang member?” and “Personal testimony about living in a gang.”
On Feb. 2, Jenny Wieland and Doug Halwerta will speak on “Mothers against violent acts” and “Students against violence.”
On May 18, Debra Drain-Meisner will speak about violence in the workplace.
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