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Defund or Reform? BLM and Policing: Newswise Live Event for June 16, 2PM EDT

Black Lives Matter protests continue, congress debates police reform legislation, and our experts will discuss issues affecting minorities and how their communities are policed in the U.S.

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2020, 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT



  1. Natalie Kroovand Hipple, Ph.D - Associate Professor, Criminal Justice - Indiana University

  2. Vesla Weaver, Ph.D - Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Political Science and Sociology - Johns Hopkins University

  3. Ersula Ore, Ph.D - Lincoln Professor of Ethics in the School of Social Transformation and assistant professor of African and African American studies and rhetoric Arizona State

  4. Muniba Saleem, Ph.D - Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Media and a Faculty Associate at the Institute for Social Research - University of Michigan

  5. Julia Robinson Moore, Ph.D - Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies - UNC Charlotte

Registration is closed for this event.

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