St James Episcopal Church Lafayette Square December 6, 2015

St. James’ Episcopal Church
1020 W Lafayette Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217
(410) 523-4588

Historic St. James’ Church to host
Emory University Forum on Racial Inequities

Students enrolled in “African American Studies 100: Baltimore Up Rising” to engage in public discussions to explore issues contributing to the Baltimore riots.

November 20, 2015

CONTACT: Allison Robinson, 443-250-4250
Marilyn Harris Davis, 410-299-1996

On December 4th, Dr. Larry P. Jackson, Professor at Emory University, will visit Baltimore with his students to share the research they conducted in his newly designed course “African American Studies 100: Baltimore Up Rising.” The topics studied include Mass Incarceration, Educational Inequality, Residential Segregation, and Healthcare Disparities in Baltimore City, Maryland. The weekend long event will begin on December 4th, between 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Pennsylvania Branch of the Enoch Pratt Library.

In the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray that led to the Baltimore riots of April 27, 2015, Dr. Jackson, who is the Winship Distinguished Research Professor, Department of African American Studies & English at Emory University, and his students will share their theories as it relates to the systemic issues which led to the Baltimore riots with grassroots organizations including Right to Fair Housing Alliance, Renaissance Academy, and Physicians for Criminal Justice Reform. “We are hoping to have a vigorous discussion with interested members of the public around all the issues” Dr. Jackson explained.

The weekend culminates with a Forum at Historic St. James’ Church, where the students will present information for further discussion with members of the church and Harlem Park and Sandtown-Winchester communities.

Where: St. James’ Episcopal Church, 829 N. Arlington Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217

When: Sunday, December 6, 2015

Time: 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm