** This event will be broadcast live on C-SPAN and C-SPAN Radio.**
In Conjunction with Annual Legislative Caucus Week:
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Dream Defenders, and the National Association of Black Journalists Present…
Know Your Rights: Minorities Dealing with the Police and Issues of Police Brutality
Oscar Grant, of Oakland, Calif.; Eric Gantor of New York; Jonathan Ferrell, a student at FAMU; Kendrec Mcdade of Pasadena, Calif; and Marlene Pinnock of Los Angeles, Calif., have all been victims of police brutality.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc,, Dream Defenders, and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), have joined forces to bring this issue to the forefront and to dialogue on solutions during the Congressional Black Caucus’, Annual Legislative Conference Week.
This will be an in depth discussion about knowing your rights, dealing with the police, evaluating policy on police sentencing when officers commit crimes, and how journalism and the media can be used as a tool to make a change.
This session will be moderated by actor and author Hill Harper.
Panelists include: Daryl Parks, Attorney, Parks & Crump and Attorney for the families of Trayvon Martin & Michael Brown; Lee Ivory, NABJ Region II Director, President and CEO of Ivory Communications, Former deputy managing editor of USA TODAY’s News; Ahmad Abuznaid, Legal and Policy Director, Dream Defenders; Ruby Sales, Executive Director, Spirit House Project; Christin Ci Ci” Battle, M.S., State-wide Youth Engagement Coordinator, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice; and Special Guest, Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV).
This panel is held in honor of journalism great Chuck Stone who was well known for using his column to combat police brutality in Philadelphia. Chuck was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha and a founder and first president of NABJ.
Know Your Rights: Minorities Dealing with the Police and Issues of
Friday, September 26, 2014
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001
About Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities. For more information, please visit, www.alpha-phi-alpha.com.
About Dream Defenders: The Dream Defenders develop the next generation of radical leaders to realize and exercise our independent collective power; building alternative systems and organizing to disrupt the structures that oppress our communities. For more information, please visit, www.dreamdefenders.org.
About The National Association of Black Journalists: An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation, and provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide. For more information, please visit www.nabj.org.