Media Advisory: Michael Brown panel discussion

WHAT: A panel discussion titled “Race, Place, and Violence: A University-Wide Dialogue About Michael Brown” that will address, among other topics, police brutality and militarization; constructions of black masculinity; and the history of segregation in St. Louis and the nation. The discussion is open to Washington University faculty, staff and students.

WHO: Panelists are:

  • Washington University’s Katherine Goldwasser, JD, professor in the School of Law; Bob Hansman, associate professor in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts; Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr., PhD, associate professor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and in the Performing Arts Department, both in Arts & Sciences; and Jason Q. Purnell, PhD, assistant professor in the Brown School;
  • Saint Louis University’s Justin Hansford, JD, assistant professor in the School of Law;
  • Brittany Packnett, executive director of Teach for America-St. Louis and a Washington University alumna (2006); and
  • Rebecca Wanzo, PhD, WUSTL associate professor of women, gender and sexuality studies in Arts & Sciences and associate director of the Center for the Humanities, will moderate the discussion.

WHERE: Washington University’s May Auditorium, Simon Hall (Forsyth Boulevard and Olympian Way). A campus map is available here.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

CONTACT: News organizations sending a reporter should contact Sue Killenberg McGinn at 314-935-5254 (o); 314-603-6008 (c); or