Columbus, Ohio – Divided Community Project director Grande Lum, leader and steering committee member Nancy Rogers and associate director William Froehlich are scheduled to speak at series of events across the country in September.
In Columbus on September 22, 2016, Grande Lum and Nancy Rogers will speak on a panel titled “Community Unrest and Leadership” at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, part of Moritz’s Program on Law and Leadership. Barbara Langhenry, the Director of Law for the City of Cleveland and Carl Smallwood, Partner at Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease LLP will round-out the panel. Mr. Lum will discuss his experience as the director of the Community Relations Service and his work with the Divided Community Project; Ms. Langhenry will discuss her work organizing in advance of the 2016 Republican Presidential Convention; Mr. Smallwood will discuss his work in Columbus planning in advance of civil unrest; Ms. Rogers will moderate.
In San Francisco on September 28, 2016, Grande Lum will participate on a panel titled “Race and Policing” at the University of California Hastings College of Law. Lum will join UC Hastings Professor Hadar Aviram, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, Interim Chief of the San Francisco Police Department Toney Chaplin, UC Berkeley Professor Nikki Jones and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley.
In Baltimore at the Association for Conflict Resolution’s annual conference on September 29, Nancy Rogers and William Froehlich will join Michael Lewis on a panel titled Bridging Divided Communities: implementation of distilled lessons designed to tackle community division. On October 1, Froehlich will also participate in a town hall forum discussing alternative dispute resolution practitioner responses to civil unrest.