GAMA: 1st episode of “Awareness Matters”

4/16/2016 11:55 AM

GAMA: 1st episode of “Awareness Matters”

Greater Atlanta Malayalee Association: The first episode of “Awareness Matters”
GAMA 2016 proudly presents the first episode of “Awareness Matters”.
Embracing the mission of Community Outreach, Awareness & Leadership, GAMA 2016 is conducting a dedicated program on CPR, Self Defense, Domestic Abuse and Drug Abuse.

The details of the program and venue are as follows.
Following public demand and interest, GAMA 2016 has brought in experts to be the "Social Change group" to improve our awareness in the following areas. As usual, words cannot express how proud we are of the community who brought interest for this and is certainly helping to raise awareness and we hope it continues to grow.

We would like to bring your attention to four topics of current interest with an objective to improve overall awareness of our community and empower our members to be change agents.
Program # 1. CPR
CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It is an emergency lifesaving procedure that is done when someone's breathing or heartbeat has stopped. This may happen after an electric shock, heart attack, or drowning. Two of our experts from Georgia Indian Nurses Association (GINA)
1. Vidya Kanagaraj, BSN RN and
2. Mini Jacob, RN MSN, Unit Nurse Educator, Neuroscience ICU Emory University Hospital
will take us through the steps involved in performing CPR.

Program # 2. Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse (also domestic violence, or family violence) is a pattern of behavior which involves violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation. Atlanta's own Aparna Bhattacharya, Executive Director of Raksha since 1998 will Enlighten us about this hidden problem in our society.

Program # 3. Self Defense

Self-defense is the act of defending one's person when physically attacked. Our own G winner County Sheriff will help us to acquire the self-defense skillset in a 30 Mts Oral and Demo session.

Program # 4. Drug Abuse in Teens

Drug abuse is the recurrent use of illegal drugs, or the misuse of prescription or over-the-counter drugs with negative consequences. This has been reported as a growing problem among our teens and schools. Ron Freeman - Professor and President, FBI National Academy and Chris Barrett - FBI Narcotic Special Agent will walk us through this growing problem and empower us in handling this issue in a 40 Mts presentation.

Bring your questions to these experts and arm yourselves with the knowledge to tackle these issues.

Please use this opportunity to improve “Awareness” and be the change agents within ourselves, our families and our community. Please invite your friends and families to make use of this opportunity.

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Time: 12 PM - 4 PM
Venue: 9560 Spruill Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30022
Cost: It's free for GAMA members. Non-members pay $5 (Free for kids under 10).

[Info source: GAMA]

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