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Panelists announced for Monday’s Ferguson forum hosted by NPR’s Michel Martin

Mar 20, 2015

NPR's Michel Martin moderates Ferguson and Beyond: A Community Conversation in August at Wellspring Church in Ferguson.
Credit August Jennewein / University of Missouri–St. Louis / St. Louis Public Radio

Seven months after the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson drew national attention to racial disparities, St. Louis Public Radio is hosting a second community forum, Ferguson and Beyond: Continuing the Community Conversation.

On Monday, NPR’s Michel Martin will moderate a public discussion with a panel of community leaders and residents on what’s changed since August, and what still needs attention. In addition to hearing from panelists, members of the audience will have opportunities to ask questions. The free event at Wellspring Church in Ferguson is open to the public.

Panelists

St. Louis Public Radio reporters Jason Rosenbaum and Emanuele Berry will participate in the forum as fact-checkers.

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles declined to participate in Monday’s forum. He was a panelist at the first Ferguson and Beyond forum in August. The Ferguson Police Department and the Missouri Fraternal Order of Police also declined to participate. Several attempts were made to include other law enforcement representatives.

The forum starts at 6 p.m. Monday at Wellspring Church in Ferguson. For those unable to attend, it will be broadcast on St. Louis Public Radio at noon Tuesday and Wednesday. During the forum and its broadcast, use the hashtag #BeyondFerguson to talk about the event online.

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Ferguson and Beyond: Continuing the Community Conversation