Race and Our Communities: Race, Justice, Violence and Police in 21st Century America

Community members invited to attend symposium focusing on racial inequality, community relations, police brutality, and other forms of violence. Dr. Marc Lamont Hill to provide keynote address at panel discussion held on the Syracuse University campus.  The event begins at 5 p.m. in Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center 9/1/2016

Syracuse University will host Race and Our Communities: Race, Justice, Violence and Police in 21st Century America, a symposium that will provide the campus community an opportunity to have a candid conversation about racial inequality, community relations, police brutality and other forms of violence.

This is an important conversation for our community to have and we invite members of the Syracuse (and surrounding areas) community to attend and be prepared to participate in what will be a thoughtful discussion about some very tough topics.

The event begins at 5 p.m. in Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center, and will include student speakers, a keynote address by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, Distinguished Professor of African American Studies at Morehouse College, and a panel discussion, which will be moderated by Keith Alford, Associate Professor of social work in the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics. Panelists include:

Bea Gonzalez

Bea Gonzalez

  • Keith J. Bybee, Professor, College of Law and Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and Director of the Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics and the Media
  • Tony Callisto, Senior Vice President and Chief Law Enforcement Officer, Syracuse University
  • Bea González, Dean of University College, Special Assistant to the Chancellor and Former President of the City of Syracuse Common Council
  • Benjamin Jealous, Civil and Human Rights Leader, Former NAACP President, Venture Capitalist, and Author
  • Jordan Shelby West, Ph.D. Student, Cultural Foundations of Education, School of Education

American Sign Language (ASL) and Communication Access Real Time (CART) interpretation will be available. If you have requests for accessibility and accommodations, please contact the Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services (EOIRS) office at 315.443.4018.

Please note, the event is free, but participants must pick up a ticket at the Schine Student Center Box Office. Tickets for the general public will be made available on Wednesday and Thursday.