Bahai News - TOMORROW BELONGS TO THE CHILDREN

For Immediate Release

CONTACT: Ann or Micah Janus (770) 987-4489 anmar@mindspring.com

TOMORROW BELONGS TO THE CHILDREN

"Creating drug-free families and communities"

WHO
Kevin Sabet, a senior at the University of California, Berkeley, is a remarkable 21-year-old Baha'i who has appeared on CNN's Talkback Live, delivered expert testimony before Congress three times and is a popular radio and television debater on prevention of drugs and substance abuse. He has been featured in the California Journal for Higher Education, "Teen" and "People" magazines, and acted as an advisor to CBS's 60 Minutes II.

Most recently, he helped revise the White House policy stance on drug legalization, and he acts as the youngest delegate to Drug Watch International and Advisory Board member of the Drug Free America Foundation, where he serves alongside Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

At 17, Sabet debated Orange County Superior Court Judge James Grey. Since 1999, Kevin has debated "High Times" Senior Editor Steve Bloom, Criminal Justice Foundation President Eric Sterling, and National Organization for the Reformation of Marijuana Laws (NORML) Executive Director Keith Stroup, among others, on national radio and television.

WHAT
Kevin Sabet will deliver a talk titled "TOMMORROW BELONGS TO THE CHILDREN: creating drug-free families and communities". The Baha'is of South DeKalb sponsor the event where light refreshments will be served.

WHEN
Friday, 8 September at 8 p.m. WHERE
The Baha'i Unity Center
2370 Wesley Chapel Road,
Decatur, Georgia

WHY
In 1994, Kevin Sabet became passionate about the problem of youth drug and alcohol abuse after the death of a friend in a drugged driving accident prompted him to investigate the issue.

"Day after day, headline after headline, we hear of sobering news related to club drugs," said Sabet, a senior at the University of California, Berkeley and President of International Students in Action. "Whether it be new information on how ecstasy destroys the brain, or another kid admitted to an emergency room after a party because of drug use, this is an international epidemic and someone needs to respond."

Additionally, Sabet's belief in Baha'u'llah, Prophet-Founder of the Baha'i Faith, provides a strong foundation on which he reaches out to others who are or have been affected by drug and substance abuse.

FOR THE MEDIA
A full release and Kevin Sabet's biographical information is available upon request or may be obtained by visiting the NEWS CENTER at www.atlantabahai.org/news_ctr/fs_news_ctr.html. To schedule an interview, contact Ann or Micah Janus (770) 987-4489.

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