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Norfolk FBI Works to Preserve Common Values

FBI Norfolk February 15, 2013
  • Community Outreach Specialist Vanessa Torres (757) 455-0100

The Norfolk FBI, the Norfolk FBI’s Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association (NORFBICAAA), and the Huntington High School Alumni Association Inc. will sponsor a free awareness event called Education Beyond the Textbooks at 12:00 p.m. on February 16, 2013, at Wesley Grove United Church of Christ, 2308 Roanoke Avenue in Newport News, Virginia.

The event will bring awareness to the Southeast community of Newport News, specifically, a citizen-sponsored project known as Legacy Square Cultural Trail. Presentations will be given to educate the community about Legacy Square’s historic roots and provide background on the significance of the buildings located within the trail which include: Doris Miller Community Center, Whittaker Memorial Hospital, Wheatley YWCA, C. Waldo Scott Center, Pearl Bailey Library, Downing Gross Cultural Center, and others.

By supporting this event the FBI’s goals include:

  • Preserving our common values derived from the Constitution and laws of the United States, such as respect for civil rights and civil liberties, embracing diversity, and a commitment to religious freedom;
  • Providing a forum for listening to community concerns and addressing civil rights and anti-crime issues; and
  • Improving understanding between law enforcement and communities to ensure that we build the same type of trusting relationships and partnerships we seek with diverse communities across the country.

For more information about this event, please contact the Huntington High School Alumni Association’s Office of Alumni Affairs at (757) 928-6846 (dial 9) ext. 37120.