Park University’s Center for Global Peace Journalism to Host Discussion on Ferguson

Monday, December 1, 2014

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The Center for Global Peace Journalism and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Park University will host a discussion related to the events in Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday, Dec. 3, starting at 3 p.m. in the McCoy Meetin’ House on the University’s Parkville Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The event will include presentations by a trio of Park faculty:
          •  “The Roots of Unrest” — Walter Kisthardt, Ph.D., professor and chair of social work and director of the Master of Social Work program
          •  “The What, Why and How of Police Actions” — John Hamilton, Ph.D., associate professor of criminal justice administration
          •  “The Media’s Role in Unrest” — Steven Youngblood, director of the CGPJ and associate professor of communication arts
In addition, Park University students will present discussions on topics such as justice, peace, reconciliations and solutions.

The mission of the Center for Global Peace Journalism is to promote the concepts of peace and peace journalism, including advocating non-violent conflict resolution, through seminars and courses both in the U.S. and abroad, through its website and magazine, The Peace Journalist, and through partnerships with likeminded organizations and individuals. The October issue of the magazine includes a special report on Ferguson.

Please note: McCoy Meetin’ House has restricted physical access. Park University wants to make available to everyone access to all programs and activities conducted in this building. Requests for physical access accommodations should be addressed in a timely manner to Park University’s Office of Campus Safety at (816) 584-6444. Park University will make all reasonable modifications to ensure that individuals with physical challenges have an equal opportunity to enjoy all programs and activities.