A Panel Discussion on Racial Violence, 11-2-2020
The Black Student Association at Pittsburg State University will host “A Story on Repeat: a Panel Discussion on Racial Injustice,” at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at 6 p.m. on Nov. 2. There will be both limited seating for in-person viewing and a livestream for remote viewing.
The discussion will focus on racial tension and racial inequities in the U.S., with the goal of fostering a better understanding of marginalized groups.
“This event is to invite people to continue having discussion on different issues such as redlining, systemic racism, protesting, unity regardless of agreeance, and the power of empathy,” said D’André Phillips, president of the Black Student Association.
The panelists include:
D'Andre Phillips, president of the Black Student Association
Jamie Wood, professor of psychology and counseling
Officer Quentin Turner, patrol officer for the Pittsburg Police Department
Detective Lamour Romine, detective for the Pittsburg Police Department
Jared Bush, secretary of the Gamma Chi Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
The discussion will be moderated by Dana Rae Johnson, community outreach chair for Black Student Association.
“As panelists, we come from a place of wanting to understand each other rather than debate,” Phillips said. “We want to be able to disagree respectfully while agreeing that this is a problem in our society.”