Focus on Ferguson (TOWN HALL)




From Eleanor Bumpurs to Amadou Diallo to Sean Bell to Trayvon Martin to Eric Garner to Michael Brown, lethal encounters between people of color and law enforcement are a sad part of this country’s history and legacy. The Medgar Evers College “Focus on Ferguson….and Beyond” town hall meeting will give the College community an opportunity to reflect on the latest tragic incidents and determine strategies for reforming the relationship between communities of color and law enforcement.

Discussions will focus on the lethal encounters that occur between communities of color and law enforcement as well as the all too frequent deadly violence that occurs between members of these same communities of color. Respect, Reflection and Resolution for change will be the keynotes of the event.

Council Member Laurie Cumbo will offer remarks and a panel discussion will be moderated by Esmeralda Simmons, Esq., Executive Director of the Medgar Evers College Center for Law and Social Justice with panelists that will include representatives of the Medgar Evers College Student Government Association, the Medgar Evers College Law Pathways Program, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, and the Office of the Brooklyn District Attorney.

Introductory remarks will be made by Medgar Evers College President Rudolph Crew with closing remarks by Provost Augustine Okereke. Come lend your presence and your voice at this important gathering.

This event is sponsored by the Public Administration Department in cooperation with the Center for Law and Social Justice.

Event Details

When:   September 4, 2014

Where: Edison O. Jackson Auditorium – AB-1 Building

1638 Bedford Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11225

Time:    11:30am to 1:00pm


For More Information:

Contact:  Jamilah Fraser

(347) 563-1018


About Medgar Evers College

Located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Medgar Evers College is a growing institution offering both Associate and Baccalaureate degrees.  The nearly 6,000-member student body is primarily comprised of those who are the first in their families to attend college.  A senior college within The City University of New York (CUNY) system, Medgar Evers College was established in 1970 with a mandate to meet the educational and social needs of the Central Brooklyn community.  With a commitment to students who desire a sound academic foundation as well as an opportunity for personal development, Medgar Evers College seeks to provide high-quality, professional, career-oriented undergraduate degree programs in the context of a liberal arts education.  For more information, visit