FREDERICK, Md.—Faculty, students and a noted community leader will discuss the issues raised by a protest movement recently formed to combat anti-black racism.
Hood College history professor Jay Driskell and political science professor Tamelyn Tucker-Worgs; McHenry Dean of the Chapel Beth O'Malley; Guy Djoken, president of the Frederick chapter of the NAACP; and six Hood students will participate in a panel discussion on the Black Lives Matter movement Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. in the College's Hodson Auditorium in Rosenstock Hall. Psychology professor Wanda Ruffin will serve as the moderator.
Panelists will focus on the movement's youth component, the politics of respectability, the need for community policing and other aspects addressed by the movement.
The Black Lives Matter movement emerged in the wake of a number of deaths of unarmed young black men in Florida, Ohio and New York. These deaths have sparked protests and demonstrations in major cities in ways that are reminiscent of the nation's Civil Rights Movement.
For more information, contact Hoda Zaki, Virginia E. Lewis Professor of Political Science, at firstname.lastname@example.org.