Be Someone workshop

Who: Be Someone, Inc.

What: Think It Out. Don’t Shoot It Out Workshop

When: Saturday, Jan.12, 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Where: Be Someone, Inc. Training Center, 949 Stephenson Road, Stone Mountain

The recent massacre in Newtown, Connecticut is a cry for help across our entire country, says Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson, a motivational speaker who uses chess to teach youths how to make the right moves in life.

“Too often now, we are hearing about such massacres in different parts in the country,” says Hudson. “Sometimes, they occur at schools, malls and even workplaces. Sometimes, the shooter is a child. Sometimes, he or she is an adult. Regardless, we, as a national community must start pushing the message to "THINK IT OUT, DON'T SHOOT IT OUT." Hudson is hosting a free workshop on Saturday aimed at youths, parents and community stakeholders. The award-winning author and master motivational speaker has inspired many to "make the right move" and solve problems peacefully. He has taught  groups at churches, schools, organizations, and corporations. For more details and to watch his recent interview on CNN, visit

He can be reached at 770-465-6445.