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Kerner Report 50th Anniversary Discussion – PBUU

  • Date: March 25, 2018 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Venue: Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church

  • Categories: anti-racism, Black Lives Matter, community organizing, criminal justice, economic justice, health, politics, violence, young adults, youth

Date: Sunday, March 25, 2018

Time: 1:30-4:00 pm: informal reception (1:30-2:00 pm) followed by panel discussion (2:00-3:30 pm).

Place: Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church, 3215 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, MD20783 (

Three key themes from the Kerner Report—policing, poverty, and the press—will be discussed and the millennial perspective will be provided, all in terms of race in America today. Panelists will speak for 10 minutes each, after which there will be a dialogue with the audience (Q, A, & commentary).

Dr. Carolyn Byerly, a member of Paint Branch and Chair of the Department of Communication, Culture, and Media Studies, School of Communications at Howard University, will moderate the session.


  1. Jonathan Hutto, author, activist, and founder of the Prince Georges’ County People’s Coalition, will address police accountability

  2. Dr. Clint C. Wilson, Emeritus Professor of Communication, Culture, and Media Studies at Howard University, will address news coverage of African Americans in the media

  3. Meredith Dodson, Director, U.S. Poverty Campaigns, RESULTS, will speak about the intersection of race and poverty.

  4. Melissa Harris, doctoral student in communication, Howard University, will address the relevance of the Kerner Report for the millennial generation.

The event is open to the public, and the community is invited. We have ample parking in our parking lot. If you’re traveling by public transportation, on Sundays, Metro’s R2 bus, Calverton/Fort Totten, stops just outside our parking lot entrance.

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