ICC Hosts Town Hall Meeting on “Race, Inequality, & Policing” at Manual Academy November 3

Illinois Central College Criminal Justice Program will host a Town Hall Community Conversation on “Race, Inequality, & Policing” on Thurs., Nov. 3 from 6 to 8 pm at Manual Academy High School Auditorium, located at 811 S. Griswold St., Peoria. The free event is part of the Arts & Communications Dept.’s annual Lecture & Art Series and is open to the public.

“The purpose of this event is to bring all members of the community together to promote and facilitate an informative, healthy and issues-driven conversation,” said ICC Dean of Social Sciences and Public Services Dr. Marwin Spiller, who will serve as moderator for the meeting.

“We hope to encourage, in particular, the young members of the community to explore ways to impact change as informed citizens so that they’ll leave this meeting equipped with a better understanding of the recent events around the country which have incited racial division, police mistrust and social unrest.”

Panelists will include Peoria City Manager Patrick Urich, ICC Criminal Justice Professor Dr. Anthony White, Peoria City Council Member at Large Elizabeth Jensen, Federal Public Defender Thomas Patton, ICC Professor of Criminal Justice Nick Graff, ICC Professor of Economics Bill Feipel, Pastor Deveraux Hubbard of St. Paul Baptist Church, and Bradley University Director and Associate Professor of Social Work Dr. Portia Adams.

Reservations are not required. Parking is available close to the building.

For more information, please contact Dr. Marwin Spiller (309) 694-5361 or [email protected].