Tuesday, October 20, 2015

"Hip-Hop's Influence on Juvenile-Police Encounters" -- November 5th!

Justice for Juniors, an on-campus organization allied with George Washington University and the University of Maryland Baptist Christian Ministry, is hosting a forum on “Hip-Hop’s Influence on Juvenile-Police Encounters.” Justice for Juniors is committed to aiding juveniles in the juvenile justice system by mentoring them and helping them develop new ideas, hoping to reduce recidivism rates. Considering recent events regarding police-citizen interactions, we believe exploring this topic is particularly important, and this forum would be worth attending. Prior to the beginning of the forum, we will have an overview of the Justice for Juniors program and our current projects.

The event is scheduled for Thursday, November 5th, at 7:00PM in the Benjamin Banneker Room in Stamp.

The following organizations and institutions have confirmed to have a panelist at the forum:
(1) Maryland State Attorney's Office
(2) Maryland NAACP
(3) The P.G. County Police Department
(4) UMD African-American Studies Department
(5) Parent Watch, Inc., a parent advocacy organization