‘Community Policing: The Intersection of Black and Blue Lives Matter’ Topic of Sept. 29 Discussion

krcu-sign“Policing and Community Relations: The Intersection of Black and Blue Lives Matter” will be the topic of a panel discussion from 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Cape Girardeau Public Library, 711 N. Clark Street. The event will be held in the Oscar Hirsch Room. The discussion will center on ways to build a foundation of trust and develop partnerships to revitalize the community. The moderator will be Dr. Raleigh Blasdell, assistant professor, Southeast Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology. Panelists be  Chief Wes Blair of the Cape Girardeau Police Department; Dr. Shonta Smith, Southeast associate professor of elementary, early and special education; Dr. Hamner Hill, chair of the Southeast Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Religion; Ike Hammonds, a Cape Girardeau resident, retired Cape Girardeau Police Department officer; and Justin Robinson and Bennett Hendrix, Southeast students. The event is free and open to the public. Please register to attend at www.krcu.org/diversity. The panel discussion is sponsored by KRCU, the Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity and the Cape Girardeau Public Library. For more information, visit http://www.semo.edu/pdf/community-policing-BBlives.pdf.