The event: Students, faculty, staff, and local community members will be carefully selected to discuss a chosen topic in an open, educational, and respectful forum to benefit Elon University and the wider community.  

Format: Our moderator will open the evening and facilitate the conversation beginning at 7:00pm. After opening remarks we will hear from our four invited panelists. 

During the program the audience will be encouraged to ask into a microphone or write any questions they would like to have addressed to continue the conversation.

By 8:15 p.m. the moderator will close the conversation and invite all participants and audience members to continue sharing their views informally at a reception following the event. 

When: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Where: McKinnon

Topic: Race Relations in America

Jim Bissett, Professor of History, Elon University
Barrett Brown, President, NAACP of Alamance County
Patrice Fields, Pastor, St. Matthew’s AME Church
Anthony “Tony” Foriest, Retired State Senator and Business Executive

Media: This event will be covered by the Burlington Times-News, and Elon University's WSOE and ELN.

Why: It is the duty and privilege of Elon University and local community members to come together and discuss important issues in an open and respectful manner. The intention of this event is to bring together thought leaders in meaningful debate and dialogue. 

Please email Jason Husser if you have any questions.

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Contributing Design Team:
Connor Cummings
Danielle Deavens
Ryan Hurley
Harris Fishman
Nicole Petrosino
Course: Digital Media Convergence, COM 220 
Winter 2014.
Instructor:  William J. Moner
Instructor of Communications and Interactive Media