On August 9th, 2014, unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by police, initiating weeks of unrest in Mike’s hometown of Ferguson, MO and sparking nationwide dialogue about race, poverty, marginality, and police brutality in America.
In response to this turn of events, Indigo Bridge is hosting a month-long discussion series, delivered in weekly installments. Our aim is to generate meaningful conversation about this tragedy as a way of fostering transformative cross-group understanding within our community. We hope to create a safe space in which these difficult (and often painful) subjects can be discussed openly and honestly.
Each installment of the series will feature guest speakers who will introduce specific topics that relate to Michael Brown’s shooting and its aftermath, followed by a question-answer period in which those in attendance will be invited to participate.
The first installment will occur on September 16th, 2014 at 7:30pm at Indigo Bridge and will feature the following speakers:
- Amy Miller, of the Nebraska ACLU
- Bennie Shobe, of the Lincoln NAACP
- Rebecca Gonzales, of Nebraska Appleseed
This event is free and open to the public!
Stay tuned for announcements about future installments!