After the Ferguson Commission: What’s next for Washington University?

​​Oct. 23 forum to highlight calls to action, opportunities for engagement

St Louis x150​The Washington University in St. Louis community is invited to a forum on Friday, Oct. 23, to hear recommendations from the Ferguson Commission and to learn about the university’s opportunities to contribute toward the commission’s calls to action.

The forum, which will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Clark-Fox Forum in Hillman Hall, is open to all Washington University students, faculty and staff. The event also will be available via live stream on the WashU Voices website.

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton will open the session, which will begin with remarks from Rose A. Windmiller, associate vice chancellor for government and community relations and a member of the Ferguson Commission, the 16-member group appointed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to study a number of issues raised by the August 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson and the ensuing protests that shook the region. Windmiller will share her observations about serving on the commission and about how the university can engage with the commission’s recommendations.

The program will continue with a panel discussion moderated by Provost Holden Thorp, PhD, and featuring the following participants:

  • David Dwight, a 2015 Washington University graduate and Ferguson Commission intern;
  • Amanda Moore McBride, PhD, executive director of the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement and the Bettie Bofinger Brown Associate Professor at the Brown School;
  • Dedric A. Carter, PhD, associate provost and associate vice chancellor for innovation and entrepreneurship;
  • Victoria L. May, PhD, executive director of the Institute for School Partnership; and assistant dean in Arts & Sciences; and
  • William G. Powderly, MD, director of the Institute for Public Health and the J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session with the panelists for members of the audience.

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