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More than 1,300 Latino teens to gather for Emory youth conference

More than 1,300 Latino teens to gather for Emory youth conference

ATLANTA -- More than 1,300 Latino teens from across the state will assemble at Emory University on Saturday, Nov. 9 for a day full of motivational speakers, workshops and activities geared to motivating students to go to college and pursue careers.

Middle and high school students will be joined by parents, teachers and hundreds of volunteers for the Latin American Association’s 14th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference, for a total of nearly 2,000 participants.

DeKalb recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Day

DeKalb recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Day

DECATUR, Ga. -- Tuesday, Oct. 22 has been named Domestic Violence Awareness Day in DeKalb County.

DeKalb Solicitor-General Sherry Boston is passionate about ending domestic violence.

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"I am pleased to see DeKalb County recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Day so that we can spread the word about this very serious problem," Boston said in a statement. "It's important that we stop the cycle of abuse that is often passed down from generation to generation."

Boston recently helped create a Special Victims Unit in DeKalb County. The police unit will investigate and prosecute domestic violence and stalking crimes.

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

ATLANTA -- LittlePINKBook.com, America’s No. 1 digital platform for career women, will host its 9th Annual Fall Empowerment Event on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Top-level female executives will share their experiences with rising through the corporate ranks to an audience of like-minded, successful women motivated to get there.  

Executives on the panel will be asked questions from the event’s moderator, Carol Costello, anchor at CNN Newsroom, Little PINK Book’s CEO and Founding Editor Cynthia Good as well as attendees. Panelists include:

Fulton County Cooperative Extension to help residents navigate health insurance options

Fulton County Cooperative Extension to help residents navigate health insurance options

ATLANTA -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension will offer Affordable Care Act information sessions to assist residents, small businesses and their employees through the new Healthcare Marketplace.

Interested parties are encouraged to register for a free information session that will be led by a University of Georgia (UGA) health navigator assigned to Fulton County to assist with helping individuals and small businesses complete eligibility and enrollment forms during. Residents should call (404) 332-2400 to register for a session.

Health Navigator, housed under UGA Cooperative Extension, are able to help residents decide on the best health insurance to meet their needs and will help them apply—either electronically or by paper—to establish eligibility, enroll in coverage and potentially qualify for an insurance affordability program.

International Food and Music Festival returns Oct. 19

International Food and Music Festival returns Oct. 19

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- This year's DeKalb International Food and Music Festival will be Saturday, Oct. 19 at Northlake Mall.

The event, which will be held from noon to 6 p.m., is coordinated by county Commissioner Stan Watson.

"We are excited to bring back the DeKalb International Food and Musical Festival, and I am confident that the festival will unite the dynamic blend of cultures and traditions that continue to exist in our country," Watson said in a statement.

The International Food and Music Festival celebrates DeKalb residents' many cultures, including Asian, African, West Indian and Middle Eastern. Planned festivities include shopping, food sampling and a Children's Village with puppet shows and face painting; admission to the kids' section is $10.

Emory to hold Sustainable Food Fair

Emory to hold Sustainable Food Fair

ATLANTA -- This year's Emory University Sustainable Food Fair and Farmers Market will be held Friday, Oct. 4 on Cox Hall Bridge.

The fair, which begins at 10:30 a.m., allows students and others in the Emory community to learn about sustainable food practices and discover where they can buy locally grown products.

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Hilary King, a doctoral candidate in anthropology, will spearhead Friday's event. It was organized by students in a one-credit course she teaches.

Learn more at emory.edu.

5K to raise money for Winshp Cancer Institute

5K to raise money for Winshp Cancer Institute

ATLANTA -- Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute will hold a fundraising 5K next month.

The Winship Win the Fight 5K will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 at Emory's McDonough Field. Packet pickup will begin at 7 a.m., with the race scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m.

Registration is $30 for walkers and joggers, and $35 for runners. All participants will receive T-shirts and are invited to set up fundraising pages for the cancer center.

Visit winship5k.org for more information and to sign up.

McDonough Field is located at 26 Eagle Row. Free parking will be available in the Peavine and Michael Street decks.