Teen clinic director mourned
Brandon Walker, director of the Teen Clinic which was part of T.H.E. Clinic Inc., and which produced the annual Urban Youth Summit at California State University Dominguez Hills, has passed away.
Walker died recently after a double heart and kidney transplant surgery failed.
He was honored by Congresswoman Maxine Waters, State Senator Mark Ridley Thomas, and a host of other elected officials.
Walker said he was initially drawn to the world of teen assistance by money as a youngster. “I started when I was 15 years old, so my initial motivation was the money. After I realized the impact I could have on my community, I soon took pride in the work I was doing. I still have the same feeling about the work, knowing that I can be seen as a role model in the community.”
In addition to helping produce the summit at Cal State Dominguez, Walker was involved in making sure that the clinic addressed various topics that teens needed to be aware. One important topic he and his staff of community outreach workers worked on was oral sex. They acted in a play written by Walker called “BetweenClasses” which featured performers talking about teens having oral sex in public places on middle and high school campuses.
The GAP program, part of the “My Gangfree Life” anti-gang mission, reported positive gains at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Carson City Council. Since 2002, GAP (Gang Alternative Program) has distributed more than $250,000 in Carson, promoting anti-gang activities and recently allocated $10,000 for the city’s elementary schools as part of its “Step Up” after-school initiative.
The second annual Pan African Global Trade Conference will be held at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and UCLA Globalization Center - Africa, Oct. 12-15.
The conference will feature discussions on a new African Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (ATFTA).
This agreement will create a single economic space with a larger market, a more attractive business and trade environment for bilateral and investment with the United States and the African Diaspora.
The second annual Tri-Carson, a sprint triathlon that reverses the normal sequence of events, is scheduled for Oct. 15 at California State University, Dominguez Hills.
The race consists of a three-mile run, a 12-mile bike ride, starting from the university campus and through the surrounding streets, as well as a 200-meter swim in the campus pool. The race, which begins at 7:30 a.m., has an expected completion time of 2 hours and 15 minutes.
This year, a 5K run, a one-mile campus walk and a 1K kids’ dash are also being added to the event.
Millennium Momentum Foundation Inc. (MMF) founder and CEO Jason L. Seward, second from right, signs a memorandum of understanding with Pepperdine University, USC, and California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) at the organization’s recent summer benefit reception, which will provide students with leadership skills training, major scholarship opportunities, college admissions support, and other resources to pursue public policy education.
FULLERTON, Calif.—A group of 50 California State University Fullerton and Dominguez Hills students and faculty are conducting a sit-in today at the Fullerton campus' administration building to protest cuts to the university system's budget.
The sit-in was begun by 20 Fullerton students at 9 p.m. Monday in Langsdorf Hall, following a meeting with university President Milton Gordon, where he was asked to sign the "Declaration to Defend Education,'' or write a joint statement.
Instead, Gordon wrote his own statement supporting education.