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March and Panel Discussion to Promote Positive Relations Between Police and Community

The Franklin College Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host a march for positive police/community relations at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14. Participants will march from the campus gazebo next to the B.F. Hamilton Library to the First Baptist Church of Franklin, located at 201 E. Jefferson Street in Franklin.

Following the march, a panel discussion will take place at 3:45 p.m. at the church.  The panel will be moderated by David Carlson, Ph.D., Franklin College professor of philosophy and religion. A question and answer session will be held following the discussion.

Panelist include Precious Cornner-Jones, an Indiana state police officer; Jason Jimerson, Ph.D., an associate professor of sociology and sociology department chair at Franklin College; Ontay Johnson, the executive director of the 100 Black Men of Indianapolis, a youth development organization that provides mentoring-based educational programs; Tim O’Sullivan, Franklin’s chief of police; and Randy Werden, Johnson County sheriff’s office chief deputy.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Marketing and Communications at (317) 738-8185.

(Posted March 1, 2017)

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