The city of Dallas is teaming up with Dallas ISD to hold a forum in Spanish this Saturday on fentanyl overdoses among North Texas teenagers.
The event will be at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center, 1201 E. Eighth St., from 8 a.m. to noon.
The forum will be in Spanish because at recent meetings held by DISD about the fentanyl crisis, most parents who attended spoke Spanish as their first language, said Claudia Torrescano, communications manager with the city.
Parents and children from five years old and up are welcome to attend the event, and breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m.
The event will start with the documentary Dead on Arrival, about how fentanyl kills young people. The documentary is in English but will be captioned in Spanish.
- The event will be live streamed via Univision News at univisiondfw.com for those who can’t attend. Attendees are encouraged but not required to register before the event through this form: https://bit.ly/41kq0cz.
- For more information, visit: dallascitynews.net/dallas-fights-fentanyl-educational-forum
This is the first forum the city is hosting. Dallas officials also plan to meet with representatives other area school districts to create a uniform campaign against fentanyl overdoses.