Race, Policing & Social Justice

Race, Policing, and Social Justice from Ferguson to Baltimore and Beyond: A Biennial Review

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Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Freddie Gray. Sandra Bland. Their stories touched off a national debate about racial profiling and the continued significance of race in American society.

On Thursday, December 3, 2015, the James Weldon Johnson Institute hosted a critical biennial review of events in Ferguson, Baltimore, New York, and Charleston. In this special program, scholars discussed the social, political, and policy implications of the Black Lives Matter Movement.

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Panelists: Lester Spence of The Johns Hopkins University (second from L); Sekou Franklin of Middle Tennessee State University; Rod K. Brunson of Rutgers University; Andra Gillespie of the James Weldon Johnson Institute; Monique Lyle of University of South Carolina; and Shayla Nunnally of University of Connecticut.