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Local Organizations Partner for Rights and Responsibilities Forums Held at WKCTC September 27 and 28

Paducah, KY (September 22, 2016) In response to various current events and popular civil and criminal issues, local organizations are partnering together for Know Your Rights and Responsibilities forums at West Kentucky Community and Technical College September 27 and 28. The events, which are free and open to the public, are part of WKCTCs 2016 Diversity and Inclusion series.

The forums will be held in the colleges Emerging Technology Center, Room 109 from 6 9 p.m. and will be hosted by WKCTC, the Paducah-McCracken County Chapter of the N.A.A.C.P. and Sullenger Law Office, PLLC. Representatives from the McCracken County Attorneys Office and local law enforcement will also participate in the forums. Refreshments will be served.

A panel of speakers, facilitated by media specialist Amanda Watson-Smiles, will discuss a variety of topics each evening related to individualsamp;rsqrsquo; rights and responsibilities in the areas such as employment law and civil rights, criminal law, and family law. Speakers will address the audience on topics including the rights and responsibilities of employees in the workplace, rights of individuals during police interactions, proper interactions with law enforcement, proper procedure when faced with a criminal warrant, gun laws, law enforcement community outreach programs, common issues in family law, abusive relationships resources, minimizing the trauma of divorce for children, and more.

For more information, contact Dr. Belinda Dalton-Russell, WKCTC vice president of student development and cultural diversity director, at (270) 534-3081, or Amanda Watson-Smiles, owner of Amanda Smiles Creative, LCC, at 270-933-7838,