After Trayvon

Thu, August 29, 20138:00 PM

photo of hooded person 

Gaylord Hall, Room 1150

Schedule of Events

Spoken Word: OU Senior, George Lee, “I am that Nigger”
Summary of Events: Michele Eodice
Welcome and Introductions: Meta G. Carstarphen


Phyllis Bernard - “Who was on Trial? Martin or Zimmerman?: The Historical Context of Racial Imagery in the Courtroom”
T. Elon Dancy II - “Wanted Dead or Alive? The Perilous World of Black Boys and Men”
Sherri Irvin - “Implicit Bias and Micro-Aggressions”
Norman Police Chief Keith L. Humphrey - “From the Ground... Before the Courtroom”
Owen Kulemeka - “Frames, Agendas, and Myths: Using Lessons from Martin/Zimmerman to Encourage Responsible Journalism and Public Relations”
Ben Keppel - “Moving Forward by Looking Back”
Greg Graham - “Trayvon Martin as Tragedy: What Happens to Catharsis Deferred?”


Maria del Guadalupe Davidson, Kirsten T. Edwards, Deborah Binkley-Jackson, Derrick Minter

Closing remarks:

Ralph Beliveau

Sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Center for Social Justice; Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication; OU Writing Center; Departments of History and Philosophy; Housing and Food Services; National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc.; Black Student Association, and African and African American Studies Program.

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