Students, staff and community members are invited to the first in a series of four community forums on critical issues in criminal justice and related disciplines.
“Discussing the Events in Ferguson and Its Impact on our Discipline” is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. in Room 112 of the Law Enforcement Criminal Justice and Education Center, 9110 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Park. This is a community forum to discuss the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and its implications for academic disciplines. Food and parking are provided.
The event features panelists Tim Gannon, Brooklyn Center commander; John Harrington, Metro Transit police chief; Russ Balenger, Amicus consultant; Mel Reeves, community organizer; and Jillian Peterson, Metropolitan State assistant professor. The forum is moderated by Jason Sole, Metropolitan State community faculty member, and Jariland Spence, Center for Healing, Justice and Peace.
A bibliography of related resources will be made available to faculty who would like to incorporate discussion about issues raised by Ferguson into their classrooms.
This community forum is organized by Metropolitan State’s School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice and is co-sponsored by the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, Hennepin County Technical College School of Law Enforcement, Metropolitan State Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Student Club, and the American Democracy Project.
For more information, contact Raj Sethuraju, assistant professor, at email@example.com or 763-657-3750.