Friday, August 22, 2014

In wake of Ferguson, SSU presents dialogue on police & social injustice

Posted By on Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Savannah State University’s (SSU) College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences will present a student-centered conversation titled “Michael Brown, Police Brutality and Changing the Image of Black Men in America” 5-8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 25, in room 115 of the Social Sciences Building on the SSU campus.

The dialogue will include presentations by Daai’yah Salaam, founder and CEO of Community Works, Inc., a cultural consulting firm that focuses on human development for organizational effectiveness; Francys Johnson, Esq., president of the Georgia NAACP; and Calvert Smith Jr., a 2014 graduate of SSU who earned his bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in business.

Following the presentations, panelists will respond to questions from three SSU students who organized the dialogue: Maurice Nelson, president of the SSU NAACP student chapter; Ayana Tiller, Miss Black and Gold, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; and Ja’Andra Wheeler, who has organized other events in response to the Ferguson, Mo., shooting incident. Kameelah Martin, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, Language and Cultures at SSU, will moderate the discussions.

The event is free and open to the public.

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