Tucson Unified School District is hosting its annual African American Parent Conference on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Palo Verde High Magnet School.

The free conference takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the school's auditorium, 1302 S. Avenida Vega.

Parents will learn the tools to "become the best advocate for your child or grandchild," the district said.

Adolph "Doc" Brown will be the keynote speaker with a special presentation at 9 a.m., followed by workshops for all students.

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Breakfast and lunch will be provided during the event.

There is also child care and transportation available. Attendees who need use of the resources are asked to call (520)225-3800.

You can register at www.tusd1.org. For more information about the conference, call (520) 584-7500.

Contact Star reporter Shaq Davis at 573-4218 or sdavis@tucson.com

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Shaq is a public safety reporter and the Road Runner columnist, keeping readers up to date on transportation news. In 2017, he started as an apprentice and later worked part-time until graduating from the UA and being offered a full-time position in 2018.