Ferguson's Fault Lines
Presented by FOCUS St. Louis , St. Louis Public Radio and UMSL
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Earlier this year, a new book was released focusing on the events in Ferguson and the underlying systemic issues. In the preface, editor Kimberly Norwood noted:
"This book is full of hard questions we all must ask of ourselves and of others, soul searching we all must do, and brutal honesty we all must face. Race is still an issue and while uncomfortable to discuss, can no longer be ignored. We have to figure out what to do and what to say. The future of our society depends on it."
As we mark the second anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown, join us for a discussion with the book's editor and several contributing authors to examine the ripple effects that have been seen nationwide and worldwide. Through a moderated panel and Q&A, we'll seek to understand what happened, why and, most importantly, what has been learned in our region.
The panel discussion will be moderated by Tim Lloyd of St. Louis Public Radio and is set to include:
Kimberly Norwood, Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law
Thomas Harvey, Executive Director and Co-founder, ArchCity Defenders
Dr. Vetta Sanders Thompson, Professor, Brown School at Washington University
Brendan Roediger, Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law
Dr. Jason Purnell, Assistant Professor, Brown School at Washington University
- Kathy Goldwasser. Professor (retired), Washington University School of Law
- Colin Gordon, Professor of History, The University of Iowa
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