UAB to host discussion on Trayvon Martin issue

A campuswide forum on the issues surrounding the Trayvon Martin case will be held April 17.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham African American Studies program will host a campuswide discussion on the news and protests surrounding the Trayvon Martin shooting at 7 p.m. April 17, 2012. The panel will include Valerie Hicks-Powe, local attorney and radio talk show host; Michael Brooks, Ph.D., associate professor of human studies in the UAB School of Education and director of the Black Male Excellence Network; Horace Huntley, Ph.D., historian and former UAB history professor; Theodore Foster, African-American Studies instructor; Ronda Robinson, news anchor; and William Anderson, student activist.

The forum is free and open to the public and will be held in the Hill University Center Great Hall, 1400 University Blvd. For more information, call 205-975-9652.

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