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By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published October 30, 2000

IPS principal to speak at Friendship Dinner

CITRUS HILLS -- Mrs. Teretta Charles, principal of Inverness Primary School and Altrusa Educator of the Year, will be the featured speaker at a Friendship Dinner at Andre's of Citrus Hills the evening of Nov. 4.

Mrs. Charles will be speaking as a mother and educator on the topic, "It Takes a Village to Raise a Child -- Perspectives on Seeing African American Males Through Life, by an African American Mother, Educator and Liturgical Leader."

The dinner is one of a series sponsored by FOCUS, an organization with the mission of promoting intercultural understanding and friendship. FOCUS is short for Focus On CommUnity Solidarity and had its beginning in 1998 following a community forum on the subject of "Healing of Racism" sponsored by the InterFaith Council.

Seating is limited. Only the first 75 reservations can be accepted. For information or reservations, call 726-4751.

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