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Nova Southeastern University to Host Panel Discussion on Race Issues in America


Event is the Result of the Events in Ferguson, Missouri


FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – The nation, and the world, were riveted by the recent events that transpired in Ferguson, Missouri, with part of that fascination focused on the issue of race in American society.

To that end, Nova Southeastern University’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) is hosting a panel discussion, entitled “Race Issues in America: Highlighted by the Ferguson Police Shooting.” The event is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. Friday, September 26th at NSU’s Knight Auditorium, located in the Carl DeSantis Building on the main campus, 3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale.

The event, which is free and open to the South Florida community, is being organized by the SHSS Student Government Association, and is part of its larger Diversity Dialog series.

The panel moderator will be Christine Ajayi, Ph.D., faculty in SHSS and the advisor to the SHSS SGA. Panelists will include SHSS faculty Cheryl Duckworth, Ph.D., and Evan Hoffman, Ph.D., Cynthia Henry Duval, Esq., from the Shepard Broad Law Center and Tony Gaskew, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the Criminal Justice Program at the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford. Gaskew is an NSU alumnus, earning his doctorate from the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in SHSS.