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Interdisciplinary Panel and Dialogue November 14 at WIU

November 11, 2005

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MACOMB, IL - - The African American Studies department at Western Illinois University will sponsor a University-wide dialogue about conflict, race, media and law enforcement with an interdisciplinary panel and discussion Monday, Nov. 14.

The 4-6:30 p.m. panel and dialogue “Can We All Get Along?” will be held Monday in Morgan Hall 109. A question and answer session will follow the panel.

An alleged police beating Oct. 10 of Robert Davis, an African American resident of New Orleans, recorded by a television producer is the foundation for this panel.

Panelists will include J.Q. Adams, educational and interdisciplinary studies professor; Vivian Incera, physics chair and professor; Nancy Kwang Johnson, African American Studies assistant professor; and Jill Myers, an attorney and an assistant professor in law enforcement and justice administration. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, chair and associate professor of African American Studies, will moderate the panel.

Questions may be directed to Nancy Johnson, telephone 309/298-1289, or e-mail

The panel and discussion are open free to the public.

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