Kerner Commission Commemoration
On Sunday, March 25, Paint Branch UU Church joins universities and cities across America commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the release of the Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders—The Kerner Commission Report. The program will be held from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm at the Church, 3215 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, MD.
The panel will address policing, poverty, the press, and the millennial-generation perspective on the Report’s recommendations in terms of race relations today. There will be a Q&A session.
- Dr. Carolyn Byerly, Paint Branch member and Chair, Department of Communication, Culture, and Media Studies, School of Communications, Howard University.
- Jonathan Hutto, author, activist, and founder of the Prince Georges’ County People’s Coalition, will address police accountability
- Dr. Clint C. Wilson, Emeritus Professor of Communication, Culture, and Media Studies, Howard University, will address news coverage of African Americans in the media
- Meredith Dodson, Director, U.S. Poverty Campaigns, RESULTS, will speak about the intersection of race and poverty.
- Melissa Harris, doctoral student in communication, Howard University, will address the relevance of the Kerner Report to the millennial generation.
Light refreshments, childcare, parking.
Need more information? E-mail us at KernerPanel [at] PBUUC [dot] org.