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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Atlanta Community Event to Inspire Black Teens to “Choose Peace Instead of Violence”

Orrin Hudson hosts a community event

Orrin Hudson, founder of Be Someone, hosting a free community gathering to inspire Black teens

Atlanta, GA — On Saturday, December 19th, master motivator and founder of Be Someone, Orrin C. Hudson, will host a community event for local Black teens in the Atlanta area to inspire them to “choose peace instead of violence.” The event is free to the public, and is designed to address the high rates of crime and violence that persists in Atlanta’s black communities.

Carjacking, in particular, has been on the rise amongst urban teens in the area. Last month, Martin Luther King, Jr’s 83-year old sister-in-law was punched in the face during a car jacking attempt. Even worse, just last week, 25-year old Shaneku McCurty was killed by three Black teens after they attempted to take her car when she stopped at a gas station on her way home.

During the community gathering/ workshop/ seminar, teens will learn how to make better and more peaceful decisions, how to make money legally, how to stay away from the pitfalls in life, and how to effectively manage anger and disappointment. Hudson says, “Via the game of chess, I will teach them how to finish on top, solve problems, make bold and calculated moves, and outthink the competition.”

Over the past 15 years, Hudson has successfully trained more than 40,000 young ones across the country. He comments, “We must give our young people hope. When they lose hope, we all lose. Many young people do not know what it means to believe in themselves. They have never been taught that they can achieve or succeed. I know firsthand what it’s like. I am a former gang member from Birmingham’s housing projects. I shared a small home with six brothers and six sisters. You do the math. I came through! Now, it’s my turn to help.”

Hudson says his goal is to help one million youth.



What: Be Someone’s “Get in the Game” Free Leadership Chess Training Event

Where: Fairfield Inn & Suites, 7850 Stonecrest Square, Lithonia, GA 30038

When: Saturday, December 19th, 1pm – 4pm (FREE and open to the public)

Who: Hosted by Orrin C. Hudson, international chess champion and founder of Be Someone foundation


Those interested in attending should RSVP by December 12th by sending an email to info@besomeone.org or calling (770) 465-6445.


Orrin Hudson is an international chess champion, and the founder of Be Someone foundation. His work has been recognized by People Magazine, USA Today, and Sports Illustrated, and he has appeared on CNN, Fox & Friends, and Good Morning America. He has traveled throughout the country, and abroad to both the Philippines and India to inspire urban youth.

Hudson is available to speak at churches, community centers, schools, and corporate events around the world. For more details about him and/or his foundation, visit www.BeSomeone.org


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