Brown to host forum on racial profiling

June 4, 2013
June 4, 2013  |  Contact: Courtney Coelho |  401-863-7287
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Brown University will bring together community leaders for a forum on "Racial Profiling in Rhode Island" on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at 6 p.m. in the Rites and Reason Theatre, Churchill House. 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Local and national community leaders will come together for a forum on “Racial Profiling in Rhode Island,” hosted by Brown University. Free and open to the public, the event will take place on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at 6 p.m. in Rites and Reason Theatre, Churchill House, 155 Angell St.

Sponsored by the Rhode Island Racial Profiling Coalition, Brown University Department of Africana Studies, and the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, the forum will focus on creating and sustaining a comprehensive community dialogue on racial profiling and how this issue challenges the entire Rhode Island community.

Who
• Corey D.B. Walker, chair of the Department of Africana Studies, will moderate;
• Seth Yurdin, Providence City Council;
• Sian ÓFaoláin, field organizer for the Rights Working Group in Washington, D.C.;
• Raymond L. Watson, executive director of Mount Hope Neighborhood Association;
• Other community leaders, members of law enforcement, and policymakers.

What
The forum will focus on creating and sustaining a comprehensive community dialogue on racial profiling, its impact on the local community, and what can be done about it.

Where
Rites and Reason Theatre, Churchill House
155 Angell St.
Providence

When
6 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2013