U.S. Assistant Attorney General Jimmy Gurule, a native Utahn who has become an authority on gang violence, will speak to more than 450 minority high school students and their parents Saturday, March 30, during a conference.

The Minority Parent/Student Conference will be sponsored by the Educational Equity Section of the Utah State Office of Education.Gurule will speak during a noon luncheon in the ballroom of the Olpin Student Union, University of Utah. He is a graduate of Murray High School and the U. and was appointed to the U.S. attorney's staff by President Bush. He is the first Hispanic assistant attorney in U.S. history.

In addition to the discussion of gang violence, the conference will focus on student education plans, college entrance tests, scholarships and other forms of aid.