Troy University to host 'Dialogue on Race Relations' Saturday

Posted: Thursday, 19 May 2016

DOTHAN - Troy University will host a panel discussion between community leaders focused on improving community race relations in the Wiregrass.

"The Dialogue on Race Relations - Be a Part of the Solution," co-sponsored by the Dothan Community Relations Group and Troy University, takes place Saturday, May 21 from 1 to 4:15 p.m. inside Sony Hall auditorium in Everett Hall on the University's Dothan Campus.

"Troy University is always proud to serve as a venue for events that promote public discussion and dialogue about issues of importance to our region," said Dr. Don Jeffrey, vice chancellor of the Dothan Campus.

The panel discussion will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience, which will then be invited to participate in smaller discussion groups.

The event closes with a musical finale featuring cast members of the Southeast Alabama Community Theatre's "Hairspray" production.

Panelists include radio personality Marcus Kage, attorney Kristy Kirkland, Dothan City Schools Superintendent Dr. Charles Ledbetter, Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish and minister Raymond Ramsey.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call event co-organizer Dr. Jeneve Brooks at 917-330-1906