Following the controversial decisions by grand juries not to indict the police officers involved in the tragic deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, the country has experienced a wave of protest of a movement under the banner of “Black Lives Matter”. For many, the reaction to these decisions has been very emotional, often ranging from surprise to anger.

The Human Rights and Public Policy Programs at Roosevelt House would like to provide a safe space for students to gather and discuss these events. We invite you to join us for a student-initiated, informal, round-table discussion, moderated by Roosevelt House faculty, on Wednesday, December 10th at 1:15pm. Come share your thoughts on the decisions, the current wave of protests, and race relations in the United States in general.

We will be joined by Amol Sinha, Director of the Suffolk County Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU). Mr. Sinha will take the first fifteen minutes of the round-table to briefly discuss the legal background to these and other similar events. Following this, the floor will be opened to student discussion, but Mr. Sinha will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

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Eric Garner and Michael Brown: A Round-Table Discussion | Posted on December 9th, 2014 | Public Policy Program Events