ACU Hosts Forum on ‘AntiBlack Police Brutality’

A public forum on “AntiBlack Police Brutality and the Dyamics of Race & Racism in America” will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in Room 114 of the Biblical Studies Building at ACU.

The forum is hosted by ACU’s History & Global Studies Department and the Carl Spain Center on Race Studies & Spiritual Action. Moderator will be Dr. Theodore Francis.

Tyre Nichols was memorialized in a televised funeral service in Memphis on Wednesday, Feb. 1, which also was the beginning of Black History Month. A news release from the Carl Spain Center explains the purpose:

  • To stand in solidarity with the Nichols family and others who have been victimized by
    police brutality and racial violence
  • To reflect on race and racism in American history, alongside its connections to law,
    policing & related social dynamics
  • To provide a safe space for students and Abilene community members (especially those who identify as Black, African, Afro- Caribbean, Afro-Latino, etc.) to express their opinions about the Nichols murder, police violence, and issues of racial inequity

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