CHAPEL HILL — The Town of Chapel Hill Justice in Action Committee will present a panel discussion on lessons learned from Trayvon Martin at a free and public event scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive.
The panel discussion titled "Lessons learned from Trayvon Martin: Could it happen here?" will focus on the legal, social and personal issues of the Martin case that are relevant to North Carolina. The panelists include Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt; Police Chief Chris Blue; James Williams Jr., public defender; John Rubin; UNC School of Government; Stephanie Perry, Organizing Against Racism Alliance; Lorie Clark, Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools teacher and Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocacy program; Matthew Taylor, UNC student.
The Town Council established the Justice in Action Committee “to adequately and effectively reflect the Town of Chapel Hill's integrity and commitment to preserving racial, economic, and social justice within the community.” The committee meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Chapel Hill Public Library.