The Red Ribbon Campaign Against Drugs presents a free talk by Enrique Camarena Jr., starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Smith Opera House in downtown Geneva.
Red Ribbon Week, a national observance to make the public aware of the harm caused by drugs, takes on special significance this year.
Camarena is a son of Enrique “Kiki Camarena, a Drug Enforcement Agency agent who was abducted, tortured and murdered by drug traffickers in February 1985 in Guadalajara, Mexico. Now a deputy district attorney in San Diego, Calif., Camarena comes to Geneva to support efforts to reduce the incidence and prevalence of drug, alcohol and tobacco use by students.
His appearance is sponsored in part by the Council on Alcoholism and Addictions of the Finger Lakes. Donations will be accepted; for details, call (315) 789-0310.