Sen. Jones to Host Families and Communities Summit during Atlanta Global Peace Celebration

ATLANTA (November 23, 2010) – Sen. Emanuel Jones (D-Decatur) will host the Strengthening Families and Communities Summit on Thursday, Dec. 9 during the Global Peace Celebration Atlanta 2010 to address the significant social challenges facing families and the community of Atlanta.  Jones has launched the Strengthening Families and Communities Coalition (SFCC), a collaboration between federal, state and city agencies as well as private partners and faith and academic institutions to look at four critical areas in the community, including economic development and financial literacy, teen pregnancy, school dropouts and youth violence. 

The Global Peace Celebration will celebrate the intercultural, inter-racial and inter-religious approach to conflict resolution and peace within communities and the world.  

WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
WHERE:  The Loudermilk Center
40 Courtland Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30303

Register online for the SFCC Summit at  For more information about the Summit or Global Peace Celebration, email or call 678-629-3239.

Sen. Emanuel Jones represents the 10th Senate District, which includes portions of DeKalb and Henry counties.  He may be reached at 404.656.0502 or via e-mail at

For Immediate Release:
November 23, 2010
For Information Contact:
Natalie Strong, Director
Kallarin Richards, Deputy Director