Aubrey Maples, training specialist for the Safety Education Unit of the Knoxville Police Department, will speak at the Monday, February 23, luncheon meeting of the Oak Ridge Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) in Room 102 of the Activities Building at First Presbyterian Church, 1051 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
Maples, who is a civilian educator with the KPD Safety Education Unit, will talk about the Department’s “Take a Stand Against Bullying” Program. Also present will be Officer Lori Banks of the Safety Education Unit.
Maples received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and is currently pursuing her master’s in applied behavioral science, with an emphasis on criminal justice and social problems, a press release said.
The Knoxville Police Department education program about bullying began in July 2013 with a summit on bullying, which was held for about 600 law enforcement, educators, and social workers in the Knoxville area. Last year they sponsored a Town Hall meeting on bullying, which was televised by WBIR and seen by more than 20,000 people.
The public is invited to hear Maples, and also to have lunch at 11:30 a.m. It will be catered by The Soup Kitchen. The menu will include a choice of soups, sandwiches, and desert, with the cost being $8.
The program will begin at noon.
Reservations for the luncheon may be made by calling Marge Congdon at (865) 483-3120 or Mary Uziel at (865) 483-1043.
Members are reminded to bring items, such as soap, shampoo, etc., which cannot be purchased with food stamps. Contributed items will be donated to ADFAC (Aid to Distressed Families in Anderson County.)
AAUW is an organization that seeks to promote equity for women, lifelong education, and positive societal change.
New members are welcomed. Information about membership may be found at www.aauw.org.