For Immediate Release
December 27, 2017

Violence Prevention Teen Day Celebration
Featuring the Movie “Hidden Figures” at the Neon Movies

Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County’s Violence Prevention Program will present A Teen Day Celebration on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 15 at 11:30 am at the Neon Movies, 130 E. Fifth St., Dayton.

The program will feature the movie Hidden Figures, based on the true story of a team of African American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. The women, Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world.

The program builds upon the beliefs of Dr. King and the struggle for equality for all races.

This event is free and open to the public to the first 225 people in attendance. Moviegoers will also receive a free McDonald’s lunch provided by local franchise operator Debbie Wright.

What: The movie “Hidden Figures”

Where: Neon Movies, 130 E. Fifth St., Dayton

When: Monday, January 15, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Public Health’s Violence Prevention Program helps raise community awareness and works to promote the use of nonviolent methods to resolve conflicts. Our trained educators teach participants how to recognize different risk factors of violence and how to engage in protective measures using evidence-based techniques.

For more information about the program call Bruce Barcelo, Healthy Lifestyle Supervisor at 225-4398. 



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