SRU to offer Feb. 16 ‘Dangers on Black Males’ discussion

Feb. 10, 2016

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University will present a "Dangers on Black Males in America" discussion at 6 p.m., Feb. 16, in 320 Smith Student Center. The event is part of SRU's Black History Month.

Participants will discuss police brutality; precautions young men can take if they get pulled over by police, wrongful convictions, The Innocence Project and other issues pertaining to racial profiling and discrimination.

A black police officer will provide pointers for young black men should they be stopped by police, said DeWayne Anderson, a student affairs in higher education graduate student from Harrisburg. Anderson works as a graduate assistant for SRU's multicultural office, which is sponsoring Black History Month.

SRU's Black History Month program, "Remember and Reclaim," continues through Feb. 28. The program is exploring Civil Rights accomplishments while offering insight into issues still being felt across the country. The President's Commission on Race and Ethic Diversity is partnering on many of the events.

MEDIA CONTACT: Gordon Ovenshine | 724.738.4854 | gordon.ovenshine@sru.edu