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Lex Alexander

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April 19, 2016
Greensboro College Will Host Panel Discussion April 26 on Police-Community Relations
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Greensboro College History Club will hold a panel discussion on police-community relations from the civil-rights era to the present at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in 109 Proctor Hall West on campus.
The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
The panelists include:
  • Capt. Shon F. Barnes, Commander of the Operational Support Division, Greensboro Police Department.
  • Professor Steve Lechner, Instructor at Wake Technical Community College and a doctoral candidate at N.C. State University who is focusing his studies on the 1969 Gate City Rising.
  • The Rev. Nelson Johnson, pastor of Faith Community Church and executive director of the Beloved Community Center of Greensboro.
  • Dr. Deirdre Sommerlad-Rogers, department chair and associate professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Greensboro College.
The event is the first in a series to be sponsored by the club, "Current Events with Historical Roots." The history club is advised by Asst. Professor Allison Palmadessa.
Greensboro College provides a liberal-arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.
Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master's degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities.

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