CSUSM Hosts Summit on Teen Pregnancy Prevention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

     What:  The Mano a Mano Foundation and CSUSM's Video in the Community present Let's Talk! What Works in Latino Teen Pregnancy Prevention, a community summit designed to help open the pathways for discussion between Latino teens and their parents.

     When:  Wednesday, May 4 from 8:30 a.m. to noon

     Who:   A free, community event sponsored by San Diego County Office of Education's Student Support Services, Leichtag Family Foundation, Mano a Mano Foundation, and the Video in the Community program at CSUSM
  
     Where: California State University San Marcos
                 M. Gordon Clarke Field House/University Student Union, Room 113
                 333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos
                 Complimentary parking in Lot N.
                 Visit www.csusm.edu/guide for directions.

Coinciding with the 10th annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) will host a teen pregnancy prevention summit - Let's Talk! What Works in Latino Teen Pregnancy Prevention - featuring educational presentations and film screenings on Wednesday, May 4 at the university's M. Gordon Clarke Field House from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

At the summit, professional filmmaker, community advocate, and CSUSM professor Kristine Diekman will debut clips from her latest film project "Let's Talk/Vamos Hablar," a pregnancy prevention video that focuses on opening pathways for discussion between Latino teens and their families. Following the video, experts from several leading social service and health organizations in North County will present information on how to approach the topics of sex, relationships, the body, pregnancy and STD prevention with teens. CSUSM students - Sarah Taylor, Stephanie Savchuk, Juliana Watson, and Lily Rodriguez - will also be among the day's presenters. The team will premiere their eight-minute short film project created for Vista Community Clinic's teen clinic, illustrating the importance of social media to address pregnancy and STD prevention.

For more information about the summit or featured films, contact Kristine Diekman at (760) 750-4188 or kdiekman@csusm.edu.

About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. Eighty-five percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.