National Kick Butts Day Event at ECPL

2012-03-16T15:57:00Z National Kick Butts Day Event at ECPLContributed by Hortenica Gonzalez | East Chicago Public Library

EAST CHICAGO | March 21st is National Kick Butts Day and in recognition of this day, students from the East Chicago Voice Chapter have set up table top displays with visuals of tobacco's dangers, along with free pamphlets and brochures.

The display is being featured in the Templeton Gallery which is located in the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive. Young people from all over are joining the thousands of youngsters across the country who are taking part in Kick Butts Day. This nationwide initiative makes young people leaders in the effort to stop youth tobacco use. The informational display and free materials are available during the library's regular business hours through March 30, 2012.

In conjunction with the display, the East Chicago Public Library in collaboration with Geminus Corporation invite adults and children of all ages to attend a free program by the East Chicago Voice Chapter at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20th at the Main Library. The program will include a video on the dangers of smoking and art contestants will be exhibiting their artwork on "How Harmful Tobacco is on Your Body." The artwork will be judged and winners will be announced.

On March 21st, elementary, middle and high school students across the country are organizing Kick Butts Day events to fight youth tobacco use. Young people will participate in a variety of Kick Butts Day activities such as marching to state capitals and holding rallies; meeting with elected officials; and holding flash mobs in busy community spaces. In 2011, thousands of kids carried out hundreds of events. We expect this number to increase in 2012.

For more information about the Kick Butts Day event at the East Chicago Public Library, contact Cheryl L. Smith at 219-397-2453 Ext. 11 or via e-mail at For information on the national initiative, visit the Kick Butts Day website at


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