Community Dialogue on Justice in America

CSM, Diversity Institute Coordinate Discussions on Race, Law Enforcement on Dec. 10

The College of Southern Maryland’s Institutional Equity and Diversity Office in partnership with the Diversity Institute at CSM are presenting “Justice in America: Dialogue on Race and Law Enforcement,” from 6 to 8 p.m., Dec. 10 at the college’s Center for Business and Industry, BI Building, Room BI-113, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata.

The dialogue is designed to engage the community by asking questions and sharing feedback to gain a deeper understanding and work toward justice for all.

“We want to continue to engage our community and build on the difficult conversations that have started this fall so that our community can examine these social issues, discuss the intersection of race, public policy and the law in the wake of Ferguson and similar tragedies that have impacted our community and the nation,” said CSM Institutional Equity and Diversity Associate Vice President Makeba Clay. Earlier in the fall, the Diversity Institute had also presented “A Community Conversation: Searching for Justice and Understanding,” which included a panel discussion with youth, parents, law enforcement, educators and community leaders. “It is important that as we engage in these poignant conversations that we seek ways to move forward together as a community,” said Clay.

Facilitators from the Community Mediation Center of Calvert County and St. Mary’s County Government will provide support at the Dec. 10 event in guiding small group breakout sessions to discuss current events and how these could impact the community locally. After these conversations, the group will reconvene for a summary and potential next steps.

For information, contact Program Coordinator Mari Canizales at mcanizales@csmd.edu or 301-934-7659. For information on the Diversity Institute, visit http://www.csmd.edu/DiversityInstitute/.

 

Calendar

Justice in America: Dialogue on Race and Law Enforcement. 6-8 p.m., Dec. 10. College of Southern Maryland, Center for Business and Industry, BI Building, Room BI-113, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The Institutional Equity and Diversity Office at the College of Southern Maryland, in partnership with the Diversity Institute at CSM, presents a community conversation with small group discussions surrounding current events in Ferguson, Staten Island and other locations, and the impact on the local community. Mari Canizales, 301-934-7659 or mcanizales@csmd.edu.

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