SOURCE: National Association of Black Journalists

National Association of Black Journalists

September 17, 2014 17:12 ET

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Dream Defenders, and the National Association of Black Journalists Presents: Know Your Rights: Minorities Dealing With the Police and Issues of Police Brutality

In Conjunction With Annual Legislative Caucus Week

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2014) - Oscar Grant, of Oakland, Calif.; Eric Gantor of New York; Jonathan Ferrell, a student at FAMU; Kendrec Mcdade of Pasadena, Calif; and Marlene Pinnock of Los Angeles, Calif., have all been victims of police brutality.

Alpha Phi Alpha, Dream Defenders, and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), have joined forces to bring this issue to the forefront and to dialogue on solutions during the Congressional Black Caucus', Annual Legislative Conference Week.

This will be an in depth discussion about knowing your rights, dealing with the police, evaluating policy on police sentencing when officers commit crimes, and how journalism and the media can be used as a tool to make a change.

This session will be moderated by actor and author Hill Harper.

Panelists include: Daryl Parks, Attorney, Parks & Crump and Attorney for the families of Trayvon Martin & Michael Brown; Lee Ivory, NABJ Region II Director, President and CEO of Ivory Communications, Former deputy managing editor of USA TODAY's News; Ahmad Abuznaid, Legal and Policy Director, Dream Defenders; Ruby Sales, Executive Director, Spirit House Project; Christian "Ci Ci" Battle, M.S., State-wide Youth Engagement Coordinator, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice; and Special Guest, Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV).

EVENT: 
Know Your Rights: Minorities Dealing with the Police and Issues of Police Brutality

DATE:
Friday, September 26, 2014

TIME:
3:00 P.M.

LOCATION:
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001
Room 202B

About Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities. For more information, please visit, www.alpha-phi-alpha.com.

About Dream Defenders: The Dream Defenders develop the next generation of radical leaders to realize and exercise our independent collective power; building alternative systems and organizing to disrupt the structures that oppress our communities. For more information, please visit, www.dreamdefenders.org.

About The National Association of Black Journalists: An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation. For more information, please visit www.nabj.org.

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