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Truth Telling Project Co-Directors David Ragland and Cori Bush held a discussion on police brutality and institutional racism as part of their nationwide initiative to spark dialogue after the Ferguson protests in the Healey Family Student Center last Friday morning.

Dialogue Project Founders Tackle Police Brutality

Truth Telling Project Co-Directors Cori Bush and David Ragland spoke about their experiences on the frontlines of the police brutality protests in Ferguson, Mo. Friday morning in the Healey Family Student Center. The event, titled “The Radical Act of Truth Telling: For Ferguson and Beyond,” was organized by the Georgetown[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Students gathered for a vigil on the events in Ferguson in Red Square in August.

From Ferguson to Georgetown, Igniting Conversations on Race and Diversity

On the eve of the first day of classes in August, a collection of members of the Georgetown University community found their way to Red Square. Two weeks earlier, Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black male, had been shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., triggering nationwide protests decrying police[Read More…]

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In light of events in Ferguson, Cleveland and Staten Island, FBI Director James Comey delivered remarks on race relations and law enforcement in an unprecedented address in Gaston Hall on Thursday.

In Rare Move, FBI Head Addresses Race Relations

Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey spoke about the subconscious racial biases present in law enforcement officers, disproportionate challenges faced by young men of color and other issues in the intersection of race and law enforcement Thursday morning in a lecture co-hosted by the McCourt School of Public Policy[Read More…]

by February 13, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Administrators Respond to Ferguson, Staten Island

In response to recent events in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y., University President John J. DeGioia, Vice President for Mission and Ministry Fr. Kevin O’Brien, S.J. and Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson sent out campus-wide emails to express respect for freedom of expression and encourage discussion within[Read More…]

by December 10, 2014 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Georgetown University Medical Center students performed a die-in outside of the hospital today.

GU Medical Students Participate in White Coat Die-In Day

Around 40 medical students from Georgetown University School of Medicine participated in a protest outside the hospital today as part of a nationwide medical student movement called White Coat Die-In Day. The gathering, organized by first year medical students Jane Yoon and Michael Pappas along with other medical students in[Read More…]

by December 10, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Law Students Call for Institutional Response to Brown, Garner Decisions

A coalition of Georgetown University Law Center students of color issued an open letter on Dec. 6 to criticize the law center for remaining silent in response to the grand jury decisions in the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner and subsequent protests across the country. “Georgetown University Law[Read More…]

by December 9, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Protestors marched from Mount Vernon Square through Chinatown last night.

Ferguson Decision Sparks Protests

Protests erupted across the nation and around Washington, D.C., following St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch’s announcement Monday night that Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. D.C. protesters dissatisfied with the decision rallied in front[Read More…]

by November 26, 2014 3 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Students joined in protests in Ferguson, Mo., over Columbus Day weekend as part of Ferguson October.

Students Travel to Ferguson for Protests

Two months after unarmed teenager Michael Brown was shot by a police officer, 17 Georgetown students travelled to Ferguson, Mo., for the Ferguson October march last weekend, participating in teach-ins and other protests against police brutality and racism. The students reflected on their experiences during the “Weekend of Resistance” at[Read More…]

by October 17, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News
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Jamelle Bouie of Slate, Brandon Anderson (COL ’15), Deloris Wilson (LAW ’16), Katrina Gamble of the Leadership Center for the Common Good, Jiva Manske of Amnesty International and Black Student Alliance members.

Campus Conversation on Ferguson Continues

Continuing campus dialogue about recent police brutality and protests in Ferguson, Mo., faculty and students discussed race and the law on a panel in Copley Formal Lounge on Wednesday. The panel was part of the larger event “Ferguson Teach-In,” which included a dinner and roundtable discussions between faculty and students,[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Ward Redistricting Process Begins, Will Alter ANCs

Each of the District’s eight wards will be redrawn by Dec. 31 based on recently released census data. Discussion about the redistricting and plans for shifting ward borders has already begun. Between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, D.C.’s Ward 2, which is home to Georgetown as well as The George[Read More…]

by April 7, 2011 0 comments City News, News