ESC College Wide Event: Forum on Race & Policing: Issues, Progressions, Comments

crime sceneDon’t miss the the opportunity to participate in an open discussion with faculty and students across Empire State College! Participate in the Forum on Race & Policing: Issues, Progressions, Comment on 2/18/15 at 6pm.  The forum will be at four college locations and online:

113 West Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY
220 Store Hill Road, Trainor House, Old Westbury, Long Island, NY
325 Hudson Street, Manhattan, NY
AppleTree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga, NY
Online ESC-TV – www.esc.edu/esc-tv

Food will be served at the hosting centers.

Invited panelists include MSiA president, Layla Abdullah-Poulos, vice president, E. Reginald Pope, and secretary Melinda Wills-Stallings.

Visit the ESC Alumni Events page to register.  See press release below for details.

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The college will present “Forum on Race & Policing: Issues, Progressions, Comments,” a dialogue open to both the college community and the public, exploring recent court decisions involving young black men and police. The opportunity is meant to elicit multiple perspectives on the topic to create an educational, community-building event. The forum is set for Feb. 18, 6-8 p.m., and features a panel including members of the Minority Student Alliance comprising scholars with expertise in race, civil rights and social justice, as well as community activists from across the state. Mentor Rhianna Rogers will moderate the discussion based on the question, “How can New Yorkers best respond to the racial tensions that have surfaced in the aftermath of recent national events, such as racial profiling, police brutality and the deaths of marginalized peoples?” Those who wish to attend can do so at 113 West Ave., Saratoga Springs; 220 Store Hill Road, Trainor House, Old Westbury, Long Island; 325 Hudson Street, NYC; AppleTree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga; or online at ESC-TV at www.esc.edu/esc-tv. The event reflects the college’s commitment to an inclusive environment, in which dialogue about current social issues is encouraged.

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