Four Concordia University, Nebraska professors will lead a discussion on the events of Ferguson, Missouri, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, in the Thom Leadership Education Center auditorium at Concordia. The discussion is free, and the public is invited to attend.
“It is very important for an academic community to engage in deep discussions on important issues from a scholarly perspective,” said Professor of Sociology Kathy Miller, who helped organize the event. “Ferguson has been in the news but is an example of a topic that has many underlying issues and aspects, and it can be difficult to understand what is going on.”
The professors on the panel will be Assistant Professor of Business Administration Timothy Heidorn, Assistant Professor of History John Hink and Professor of Education and Psychology Russell Moulds. Professor of Communication Bruce Creed will moderate the discussion.
The discussion will not only cover the events in Ferguson, but it will also look at some concepts and ideas around related topics, including economic impacts of inequality, social memory, definitions of racism and bias.
The event is sponsored by the Concordia Law and Justice Club.