On Thursday, September 11, 2014 the African American Studies Department at the University of Maryland, College Park will host a talk and panel discussion for “Beyond Ferguson: Campus Town Hall.” The tragic shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed teen in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, and the reactions that followed has awakened the nation from the dream of a post-racial America. These events invite us to reconsider social justice, race and representation, the militarization of the police, economic justice, community empowerment, racial attitudes, and the rash of black male killings—topics that are just as relevant beyond as they are inside Ferguson. This forum invites the university community to speak out and be heard on these important issues, and to be a part of a plan for social change.
Odis Johnson Jr., Ph.D. Interim chair and Associate Professor of African American Studies will moderate the panel featuring four distinguished University of Maryland, College Park professors: Mia Smith Bynum, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Family Science; Robert Koulish, Ph.D. Director, MLaw Programs, Joseph Richardson, Ph.D. Associate Professor of African American Studies and Lawrence Sherman, Ph.D. Professor of Criminology.
The forum will be held in the Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park, MD from 4:00pm-5:30pm. This event is free and open to the general public.
Tickets are needed for entry and can be picked up at the Stamp Ticket Office, on the ground floor of Stamp. For further information please visit http://www.aasd.umd.edu or contact the African American Studies Department directly at 301-405-1158.
This program is sponsored by the African American Studies Department and co-sponsored by: MLaw Programs and Iota Upsilon Lambda and Iota Zeta Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.