The Africana Studies program, the Biddle Law Society, and the Drexel Black Graduate Student Union present: STAND YOUR GROUND, a panel discussion.
On the year anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s murder, and after countless victims have fallen because of the Stand Your Ground laws, can we say that anything has really changed? Join us for a candid panel discussion that will examine these laws, especially in relation to the minority community.
Shesheena Bray - Counselor at the Upward Bound program – University of Pennsylvania, Activist – Sankofa Community Empowerment
Gabriel Bryant - Activist – Sankofa Community Empowerment, Director- Young Men's Initiative- Philadelphia Futures, Organizer – Askia Coalition against Police Brutality, Radio host- G-Town Radio
Michael Coard - Criminal Defense Attorney, Activist, Professor –Temple University, Radio Host – WURD 900am, Writer – Philly Post, Director - Avenging the Ancestors Coalition (ATAC)
Rakeem Miller Sr. – Author - The Double D's of Destruction, Teacher, Director – Manifesting Opportunities for Renewal and Empowerment (MORE)
Dr. Anthony Monteiro - Distinguished Lecturer, Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of Race and Social Thought - Temple University
This free event is open to the entire community.
Light refreshments will be provided.
For additional information, please contact Jacqueline Rios at firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Africana Studies, the Biddle Law Society, and the Drexel Black Graduate Student Union (DBGSU).