Panel Discussion: Understanding Ferguson

On August 9, 2014, 18-year-old Michael Brown, an African-American man, was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri by white police officer Darren Wilson. His death sparked two weeks of peaceful protests and some riots, as well as a massive mobilization of police and military in the St. Louis suburb. 

If you've been wondering about these events and looking for an opportunity to understand and discuss the historical, structural, and social contexts that led to this shooting and the ongoing protests, please join us for a panel discussion on Tuesday, September 2, 7 p.m. in room 145 of Spes Unica Hall. The public is invited to attend.

The panel will be moderated by assistant professor of English Ann-Marie Alfonso-Forero and will include Stacy Davis, chair of the Department of Gender and Women's Studies (GWS) and associate professor of religious studies and GWS; Jamie Wagman, assistant professor of history and GWS; Helen Ho, assistant professor of communication studies; and history student Clare Maher '15.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Women's Intercultural Leadership and the Intercultural Studies program.