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UT to host second virtual discussion on death of George Floyd, diversity

Here's how to join the online town hall.

TOLEDO, Ohio — The University of Toledo will host its second virtual discussion about the death of George Floyd.

The virtual roundtable is titled “The Death of George Floyd: Where Do We Go From Here?” and is part of UT’s Dialogues on Diversity Virtual Town Hall.

The conversation begins at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. 

To attend, go to WebEx and use the access code 160 482 0630. The meeting password is maP4hKYQM32. You can also join by phone at 415-655-0002.

“Now that Mr. Floyd has been laid to rest, the protests are still strong and will continue, but we know they too will eventually fade from public consumption with the next big news cycle, and the anticipation of the murder trial of the four officers in a few months, what’s next?” said Angela Siner, director of the Africana Studies program at UT and moderator of the virtual town hall. "The year 2020 has been unprecedented with the COVID-19 pandemic, the murder of George Floyd and subsequent civil protests. These issues must be addressed individually and collectively for us and the nation to heal and move forward."

Participants in the discussion include Dr. Shirley Green, adjunct professor of history and director of the Toledo Police Museum; Dr. Shingi Mavima, assistant professor of history; Dr. Michael Stauch, assistant professor of history, Dr. Dale Snauwaert, professor of social and philosophical foundations of education and peace studies, and co-coordinator of the peace studies minor in the Judith Herb College of Education; and Dr. Willie McKether, vice president for diversity and inclusion.