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Black Lives Matter Symposium

XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA
INSTITUTE FOR BLACK CATHOLIC STUDIES
PRESENTS

BLACK LIVES MATTER: RACE, VIOLENCE & POVERTY SYMPOSIUM
November 6-7, 2015 – Xavier University in New Orleans, LA
Registration is now open:  www.xulablacklivesmatter.com

Keynote Addresses by Marquette University moral theologian, Father Bryan N. Massingale and Ms. Brittany N. Packnett, Executive Director of Teach for America – St. Louis and member of the Ferguson Commission and President Obama’s 21st Century Police Reform Task-force

Workshops:
Black Mass Incarceration:  Dr. Christi Griffin, Founder & CEO,The Ethics Project
Racial and Cultural Consciousness:  Rev. Dr. Valerie Bridgeman, Associate Professor of Hebrew Scriptures and Homiletics at Methodist Theological School of Ohio; CEO & President of WomanPreach, Inc.
Black and Blue – How to Deal with the Police:  Lt. Perri Johnson, Juvenile Division – St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
Understanding White Privilege:  Director, Dr. Alex Mikuclich, Jesuit Social Justice Institute – Loyola University of New Orleans
The Enduring Effects of Black Poverty:  Mr. Ralph McCloud, Director, Campaign for Human Development – United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, DC

Panel Discussion moderated by Mr. Jarvis DeBerry, Editorial writer and columnist – Times Picayune Newspaper – New Orleans
Panelists:
Father Michael Pfleger, Pastor, St. Sabina Catholic Church, Chicago
Dr. Brian Turner, Clinical Psychologist, Xavier University of Louisiana
Judge Morris Reed, President of the New Orleans Branch, NAACP
Mrs. Erika McConduit-Diggs, President & CEO, Urban League of Greater New Orleans
Judge Keva Landrum-Johnson, Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Judge
A Xavier University student to be determined

Concluding Symposium Remarks:
Mr. Kenneth Polite – United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana

All the necessary information on registering for the symposium, the schedule, events, vendor booth information and hotel accommodation can be found on the BLM Symposium website:www.xulablacklivesmatter.com
Please note that Early-bird registration ends on September 15, 2015. Register now for this informative symposium seeking clear and thoughtful solutions that aid our understanding and response to issues of race, violence and poverty in America today. 

The IBCS has secured an event planning and public relations firm that will handle all inquiries and media contacts regarding the BLM Symposium.  You may call and leave a message at (504) 273-7300 and they will immediately return your call.

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