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Race, Policing, and Civil Rights: A Community Town Hall

Oct 14, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

| Free

This event, which mixes media, public dialogue, politics and arts, is the first in a series of town halls focused on exploring the community’s take on timely social issues. As the media storm over Eric Garner and Ferguson subsides, Brooklyn Independent Media seeks to keep the conversation going while finding an empowered way to move forward in a borough and nation where people of color continue to be subject to racially biased police conduct. The Town Hall will culminate in a live performance by Brooklyn-based activist and multi-dimensional hip hop artist John Robinson.

Brian Vines, BRIC/Brooklyn Independent Media

Esmeralda Simmons, Executive Director Center for Law & Social Justice at Medgar Evers College
Lumumba Bandele, Senior Community Organizer for Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
Jumaane Williams, City Council Member
Rinku Sen, Publisher of Colorlines and Executive Director of Race Forward
Linda Sarsour, Executive Director of Arab American Association
Anthony Miranda, President of the Latino Officers Association

Musical Guest:
Hip Hop Artist John Robinson

Join the conversation. Submit your questions on race, policing, and civil rights to our panelists on social media using #BHeard and they may be answered live during the broadcast.


Oct 14, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm