LONG BRANCH: On Thursday evening, Feb. 22, there will be a program timed, in part, to be held during the nation's African American Month, and is presented as a program of "Building Bridges Within Communities of Long Branch".
It will be held at Salem Baptist Church, 116 Third Avenue, Long Branch. The discussion starts at 6:30 p.m. and concludes about 8 p.m.
The purpose on that Thursday is to discuss building relationships between the African American community, law enforcement and healthcare providers in the city. The overall, very positive campaign to enrich communications and understanding within the city was begun a few short years ago and has enjoyed good support and participation. The upcoming discussion gathering at Salem Baptist continues this important movement.
Sponsors of this session include Monmouth Medical Center and the Monmouth Family Health Center, the Long Branch Police and the Citizens Police Academy Alumni, and Aetna Better Health of NJ.
A special guest speaker and discussion leader will be Alieu Nyassi, Director of Diversify and Inclusion at MMC (RJ Barnabas Health). Mr. Nyassi, of Red Bank, has been deeply involved in the subject of diversity initiatives, inclusion, and cultural experience, serving in locations here at Monmouth and in medical services in international programs in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.
For more information contact Rev. Sandra Gonzalez of the Long Branch Citizens Police Academy Alumni at 732-267-6423 or Mr., Nyassi at Monmouth Medical, 732-923-5063.
The Family Health Center is sponsoring a Clergy's Breakfast on Feb, 24 at their 355 Broadway address at 10 a.m.