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The Ethics of Ferguson: Policing, Prosecuting & Protesting
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Register now for the 4th annual Public Ethics Conference, hosted by UMSL and Harris-Stowe State University.

When: Friday, Nov. 20, 2015
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Clay Early Childhood Center at Harris-Stowe State University
10 North Compton Ave.
St. Louis, Missouri  63103
United States
Contact: Dr. Wally Siewert
(314) 516-5961

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 4th Annual Public Ethics Conference

 The Ethics of Ferguson: Policing, Prosecuting and Protesting

November 20, 2015

Presented by the Center for Ethics in Public Life

Partnering Co-sponsors Harris-Stowe State University & UMSL




Events in Ferguson (and beyond) have given rise to a storm of conflict and distrust between police, prosecutors, and the people they serve. Such social upheaval creates complex ethical dilemmas. Individuals on the front line (protesters and police) must find that delicate balance between vital free speech and unjustified social disruption and destruction. Prosecutors must apply the law when law enforcement itself is being challenged, and officers of the law are accused of capital crimes. History teaches us that successful social movements and law and order are not necessarily mutually exclusive, but neither are they easy roommates, especially when those policing a protest are also the target of the protest.

This conference is designed not to re-litigate the past, but to draw lessons for the future of our diverse community from an objective and informed conversation that respects both the protester’s rights and grievances and the difficult job the police and prosecutors are asked to do every day.

Keynote Speaker:
Bernice King, Executive Director of the King Center will be speaking on non-violent civil disobedience and protest as modeled by her late father MLK Jr.

Panelists and Speakers will include:
Protesters and Police Chiefs, Prosecutors and Elected Officials, Movement Leaders and Community Leaders.


Click here to view the conference flyer, or visit to register.

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