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School of Communication’s MLK Event to Examine Race and the Criminal Justice System

In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Emerson School of Communication is bringing together a panel of Boston community leaders to discuss the topic of race and the criminal justice system during the School’s annual MLK Celebration and Diversity Forum on Friday, January 18, 10:00-11:30 am.
Taking place inside the Bill Bordy Theater, the event will feature an array of speakers, including:
  • Boston Police Deputy Superintendent Commander Marcus Eddings, who is assistant chief of the Bureau of Investigative Services;
  • Emerson Assistant Professor of Political Science, Mneesha Gellman, founder and director of the Emerson Prison Initiative (EPI). The EPI seeks to bring high-quality liberal arts education to incarcerated students at Massachusetts Correctional Institute-Concord, a men’s medium security prison; and
  • Boston Globe columnist Adrian Walker, who provides commentary and opinion on local and regional news, as well as society and culture for the Globe’s Metro section.

Moderating the event will be Emerson Journalist-in-Residence Cheryl Jackson, a former CNN News reporter.

For more information, contact Andrew Cassidy at

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