As protests continue and calls for defunding police sound across the country, The University of Toledo is hosting its second campus conversation about the death of George Floyd.
The Dialogues on Diversity Virtual Town Hall series will continue Thursday, June 25, at 5:30 p.m. with “The Death of George Floyd: Where Do We Go From Here?” hosted jointly by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Africana Studies Program.
The free, public event can be accessed on Webex using the access code 160 482 0630. The meeting password is maP4hKYQM32. Join by phone at 415.655.0002.
“Now that Mr. Floyd has been laid to rest, the protests are still strong and will continue, but we know they, too, will eventually fade from public consumption with the next big news cycle, and the anticipation of the murder trial of the four officers in a few months, what’s next,” said Angela Siner, director of the Africana Studies Program and moderator of the virtual town hall. “The year 2020 has been unprecedented with the COVID-19 pandemic, the murder of George Floyd and subsequent civil protests. These issues must be addressed individually and collectively for us and the nation to heal and move forward.”
Participants also will include:
• Dr. Shirley Green, UToledo adjunct professor of history and director of the Toledo Police Museum;
• Dr. Shingi Mavima, UToledo assistant professor of history;
• Dr. Michael Stauch, UToledo assistant professor of history;
• Dr. Dale Snauwaert, UToledo professor of social and philosophical foundations of education and peace studies, and co-coordinator of the peace studies minor in the Judith Herb College of Education; and
• Dr. Willie McKether, vice president for diversity and inclusion, and vice provost.
The University of Toledo is a community that celebrates and respects people of all backgrounds and experiences. As an institution, we remain committed to building an inclusive environment free of racism, sexism, bigotry and other negative influences.