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Washburn University hosts virtual student forum on police brutality and structural racism

     Topeka, Kan. – Washburn University is hosting a forum with student panelists tomorrow focusing on police brutality and structural racism.  The panel, scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, June 5 on YouTube on the Washburn University YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/washburnvideo.

       The panel, moderated by KTWU General Manager Eugene Williams, will include a number of student leaders including the student government association, a Washburn Law student and representatives of the Washburn Black Student Union, We Are First – the Washburn first generation student government organization, HALO – the Hispanic American Leadership Organization and Gamma Phi Omega – a Hispanic sorority as well as Black Lives Matter Topeka.

        “We’re proud to sponsor this forum which includes many students of color who are willing to share their views and experience with racism in our society,” said Danielle Dempsey-Swopes.  “In addition, they’ll be talking about some of the issues of police brutality that have surfaced around the country and how that is a particular concern for them.”

         The forum is being sponsored by the Washburn University Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Washburn Faculty/Staff Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.  It is being conducted as an online forum to accommodate the current pandemic issues.  A recording of the forum will be available at the Washburn University YouTube channel after the conclusion of the live forum.

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For further information: For further information, contact: Patrick M. Early, APR Director of Public Relations Telephone: (785) 670-1711 Cell: (717) 385-1119 Email: patrick.early@washburn.edu

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