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YouthNet Hosts Sanctuary City Forum & Concert for SOM Teen Community

From CHS student Zoe Crutcher, YouthNet Director Diane Malloy and Keller Williams MTD Realtor:

Students wonder: What does “sanctuary city ” means to us?

On March 31st at the Woodland in Maplewood, from 7-10 pm, YouthNet, a local 501c3 supporting the teen population of MAPSO, will be sponsoring a sanctuary city forum and concert.

The objective of the forum is to educate and discuss with the communities’ teen population what it means to be designated a sanctuary city and to provide insight into how our towns reached this decision. The panel will feature student Kambiz Roghanchi, and representatives from both towns and the BOE including South Orange Village President Sheena Collum, Maplewood Township Committeeman Frank McGehee, and BOE President Elizabeth Baker. Moderators for the panel will be student Zoë Crutcher and Columbia High School teacher Patricia Killian.

After the forum, there will be a concert featuring local youth musicians: Baby Hands, MHPG, Super Sweet 16, Bisque, Israeli Disco, Ash, WV Space Expo, Coconut Email, and Chris Nitti.

“It is exciting to be part of facilitating important discourse on us being a sanctuary town, as well as being able to create a fun community atmosphere with music. There is no better way to bring people together,” says Sidney Ha, a YouthNet Youth Advisory Board member.

Tickets are $5 pre-sale and $7 at the door.

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