On the Matter of Black Lives Panel @ ECC 2/2

Newark police brutality panel 150202A Movement or a Moment panel discussion on police brutality, racial profiling and the matter of black lives will be presented on Monday as part of the Fireside Chat Series at Essex County College.

Monday, February 2 2015 6-8pm
ECC Fireside Chat Series Panel:
A Movement or a Moment,
on the Matter of Black Lives

Siegler Hall, Essex County College
303 University Avenue, Newark, NJ
Cost: free

This free program is being offered in response to the high-profile deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, and the subsequent court rulings and responses. It will center on whether the matter of black lives is an event of the moment, or an ongoing and growing movement.

Scheduled panelists include writer and activist Darnell Moore, activist Walter Fortson Jr., community advocate Laquan Thomas, criminal defense lawyer Ada Nunez, activist Michael Kramer, a representative from the Newark Police Department, and Michele Kamal, whose son was shot and killed last year by Irvington police. Essex Associate Professor Linda McDonald Carter, director of the College’s Paralegal Studies Program, will serve as moderator.

The discussion is presented by the College’s Urban Issues Institute and sponsored by Alpha Rho New Jersey Alumnae Chapter of Omega Epsilon Rho Service Sorority, Inc. Additional information is available from the Urban Issues Institute at 973-877-3239.

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