Expo Hall: Do Black Lives Matter to Black People
This session will examine the Black Lives Matter movement, born out of Michael Brown’s police-related death in August 2014. What is the current state of race relations in the U.S.? Panelists will also discuss ongoing challenges within our communities, including violence, crime, and other self-destructive behaviors. In Michael Eric Dyson’s words, it is possible to walk and chew gum at once – that is, talk about both police brutality AND internal struggles that keep our communities in a state of crisis.