A wide range of community groups and elected officials will be taking part in tomorrow’s community forum, being held in response to the May 6th sexual assaut of a 9-year old girl in the Seward Park Library. We understand City Councilmember Margaret Chin, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, and possibly, Rep. Nydia Velazquez will all be attending.
During the forum, parents and community leaders will have the opportunity to discuss the incident and overall safety issues related to children in the neighborhood. There will also be presentations from personal safety experts.
The Lo-Down is a co-sponsor of the forum along with the Seward Park Co-op (which surrounds the library) and the 7th Precinct Community Council. Organizations lending their support include: the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, the United Jewish Council of the East Side, the Educational Alliance, the Lin Sing Association, the Museum of Chinese in America and Primitive Christian Church.
Also taking part: the New York Alliance Against Sexual Assault, the New York Center for Children, the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the Rape Abuse/Incest National Network, as well as the domestic violence prevention centers at Beth Israel, New York Presbyterian and Mount Sinai. For a full list of participants and/or to RSVP for the forum visit the event listing on The Lo-Down’s Facebook Page.
The forum takes place tomorrow afternoon from 1 to 2:30, at the Educational Alliance’s Mazer Theater, 197 East Brodway (Jefferson Street). Beginning at 12:30, anyone who’s interested can sign up for a two minute speaking slot.
To see our earlier coverage of this story, click here and here.