Monday Events – Learn About Drug Dealing and/or The Tamil Tigers

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NWCHCA Meeting Monday March 15: Drug Awareness & Information

The drug markets in our neighborhood have a negative affect on our safety, our property values, and the earning capacity of our local businesses. Please come to the next Northwest Columbia Heights Community Association meeting to find out more about DC’s street drugs and how we can work together to make our neighborhoods safer. A Detective from the Metropolitan Police Department will be our main speaker. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Please share the attached flyer with your neighbors and your community listserves.

Monday, March 15, 2010

New Start Time:
7:00 to 8:30 PM (please come by 6:45 to sign in and have refreshments)

St Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church
1525 Newton St NW, Washington DC, 20010
Downstairs dining room, 16th-Street side, enter through the red doors

Topic: Drug Awareness and Information

A seasoned MPD Detective will give a “show-and-tell” presentation to help us recognize the different types of drugs in our community. We will learn more about drug distribution methods, pricing, and drug paraphernalia associated with crack cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and the most serious growing threat, PCP. You will learn ways to recognize the signs of drug use, and know which drug is being used through distinguishing features or behaviors–heroin, crack cocaine, PCP, crystal meth, marijuana, or others. There are also many unexpected ways that children and teenagers are getting high–we will learn what parents and concerned adults should know to keep our young people from becoming addicted to drugs.

After the drug awareness presentation, to complete this topic, we will have a discussion of substance abuse recovery with a small panel of providers.

RSVPs are appreciated: [email protected]
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Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka
A Powerpoint lecture will be given by Librarian and Historian Paul Sweeney on the Tamil/Sinhalese Sri Lankan Civil War.

Time: Monday, March 15, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Place: Watha T Daniel Library, 945 Rhode Island Ave and 10th Street, NW Washington, DC, two blocks from Shaw/Howard Univ. Metro (Green Line). No reservation required.

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