Who: Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Erik Wilson, #ThinkB4UThug Campaign Founder Mr. Terrance Watkins, supported by City of Dallas Police Chief David Brown, Pastor Omar Jahwar (Kingdom War Church), Mr. Pookie (Dallas Rapper), Keio Gamble, Fred Jones (Jones 2000).
Who: The Press Conference will present the initiaive to the City of Dallas and media.
When: April 20th, 2016 12:30 p.m.
Where: Dallas City Hall 1500 Marilla St. Dallas, Texas 75201
Why: The #ThinkB4UThug campaign is a citywide initiative created by North Dallas Community Leader Mr. Terrance Watkins and supported by area community representatives from South Dallas, Joppa, Highland Hills, Oak Cliff, Hutchins, and North Dallas . "I am seeing the crime rise and kilings happening in Dallas and I want the kids to think of the consequences of their actions, their familes are suffering because of their mistakes. I wanted to create a hashtag to start a viral movement that would spark change in the community,"said Terrance Watkins.
- Identify programs for at risk youth
- Provide jobs and training - industry trades
- Reduce crime rate
- Increase educational options - GED
Target: Ages 12 - 21 years old