Rosa Parks Museum to present community forums on current issues

Posted: Monday, 26 September 2016

MONTGOMERY – Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will host a series of free community forums, beginning Oct. 4, that will address civil justice issues and current events.

The panel discussions, "Real Talk: A Community Forum Series," will be held Oct. 4, 11 and 18, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Rosa Parks Museum Auditorium on the Troy University Montgomery Campus.

On Oct. 4, a panel, consisting of Tim Anderson of Southside Church of Christ, Montgomery Police Chief Ernest N. Finley, Jr., Montgomery Director of Public Safety Chris Murphy and Ronald Smith, a certified non-violence trainer with New Way, will discuss "Police and Our Community." The discussion will be moderated by Dr. D'Linell Finley, Sr., pastor of Southlawn Baptist Church.

"Juvenile Sentencing" will be the topic of the Oct. 11 forum, featuring Ebony Howard of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Charlotte Morrison of the Equal Justice Initiative and Bennet Wright of the Alabama Sentencing Commission. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Judith Crocker-Billingsley, an assistant professor at Troy University.

The Oct. 18 forum will focus on "Human Trafficking," featuring Troy University faculty member Samantha Ellis, Carolyn Potter of The WellHouse Foundation and Hollie Worley of the Middle District of Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force. Dr. Denise Green, interim dean of TROY's College of Health and Human Services, will serve as moderator for the discussion.

For additional information, contact Madeline Burkhardt at 334-241-8701.