Latino youth in the greater East Los Angeles region could be particularly impacted by methamphetamine abuse due to political, economic and social inequalities. "Methamphetamine Abuse in Youth" is a town hall meeting featuring a panel of professionals, community leaders and community members who will address this issue and discuss resources that can be used to combat it.
The event is sponsored by the UCLA Youth Meth Treatment Study, the Latino Scholastic Achievement Corp. and the Wall–Las Memorias Project.
Town hall meeting participants will include:
Dr. Keith Heinzerling
Assistant professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and medical director of the UCLA Substance Abuse Pharmacotherapy Unit
Executive director of the Latino Scholastic Achievement Corp., the Greater East Los Angeles Methamphetamine Task Force and the Wall-Las Memorias Project
Community leaders and others
9 a.m.–noon, Saturday, May 8
LatinoGraduate.net Web Broadcasting Studio at Pan American Bank
3626 E. First St., Los Angeles, CA 90063
The town hall will be broadcast live at www.livestream.com/lsacnational. Panelists will also take questions from viewers via e-mail at [email protected]. In addition, the program will be available after the event for on-demand viewing at www.latinograduate.net.
Enrique Rivero, UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations, 310-794-2273
Janette Gadzhyan, UCLA Youth Meth Treatment Study, 323-804-9305 (cell)