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Panel will review race, policing and social justice in U.S.

Join Emory's James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference for a critical biennial review of events in Ferguson, Baltimore, New York and Charleston on Thursday, Dec. 3, from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Winship Ballroom of the Dobbs University Center.

“Race, Policing, and Social Justice from Ferguson to Baltimore and Beyond: A Biennial Review” is a special program in which a panel of scholars will discuss the social, political and policy implications of the Black Lives Matter Movement.

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

Panelists include:

• Rod K. Brunson, Rutgers University

• Sekou Franklin, Middle Tennessee State University

• Monique Lyle, University of South Carolina

• Shayla Nunnally, University of Connecticut

• Lester Spence, The Johns Hopkins University

Andra Gillespie, director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute and associate professor of political science at Emory, will moderate the discussion.

A reception will follow the panel discussion. Register for this event, which is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Anita Spencer Stevens at the Institute at 404-727-2926 or

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