“Facing Ferguson: Historical, Legal and Political Contexts.” is a panel discussion that will be held at the Lawrence Public Library on Oct. 27th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The discussion is open to the public and will be focusing on discussing topics such as the overarcing economic, historical and political implications that surround the events that occured in Ferguson, Mo. in recent months.
Panelists will include Clarence Lang, KU associate professor of African & African-American Studies and American Studies; Brendan Roediger, St. Louis University assistant professor of Law; and Jamala Rogers, St. Louis American columnist and editorial board member of TheBlackCommentator.com and The Black Scholar.
The recent events have sparked national coverage and protest as the nation as a whole questions the role of police and politicians when some feel boundaries have been broken and others feel police are completely within their rights to fire their weapons whenever they feel they are endangered. The talks seek to start discussion into the reasons behind the tradedy and how a community can get to a boiling point within historical, legal and political contexts.
For more information visit www. ku.edu or view the discussion’s event page on Facebook.