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The South Los Angeles branch of the National Organization for Women (SLA-NOW) will host on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. its first town hall meeting addressing “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos Or Community?” at McCoy Memorial Baptist Church, 802 E. 46th St.

Organizers are conducting the town hall to discuss how to build public power and encourage more civic engagement. Among the speakers and topics will be Aqueela Sherrils, a public policy strategist who will discuss violence prevention, Noreen McClendon, executive director of Concerned Citizens for South Central Los Angeles, who will speak on economic development; Tim Kornegay, board member of SLA Now, who will speak on voter rights and mass incarceration; Melinda Williams, also a member of SLA Now, who will speak to the group’s new Self Determination Initiative, and Duane Dickson, a reentry resource serviced provider.

“We are conducting this town hall to bring awareness to the community about the many issues of importance that affect South Los Angeles,” said Dr. Meschellia Johnson, president of SLA-NOW. “It will be an opportunity to obtain information and to build public power heading in to the 2018 election.”

For more details, call (323) 535-5919 or visit www.southla-now.org