Saturday, April 7, 2012

Stetson discusses Trayvon Martin

DeLand, Fla. - Stetson University’s Diversity Council will host a panel discussion to address the tragic shooting of Trayvon Martin and the implications this incident might have on our understanding of what has been called a post-racial, or a color-blind America.

This panel discussion, which is open to the public, will be held on Tuesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. at the Rinker Auditorium, inside the Lynn Business Center, located at 345 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.

Panelists include Stetson seniorErythel Saint Marc, president of Stetson’s student organization STAND; Earnest DeLoach, a corporate, business and commercial attorney in Orlando; Dr. Becky Watts, assistant professor of communication studies and theatre arts; Dr. Patrick Coggins, professor of teacher education; Dr.Paul Croce, professor of history and American studies; and Dr. Bob Batey, professor of law at theStetson UniversityCollege of Law, who will join the panel via Skype. The panel will be moderated by the two co-chairs of the university’s Diversity Council, Dr.Kimberly Flint-Hamilton, associate professor of anthropology, and Dr. Jamil Khader, professor of English.

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