Burris discussion changes venues
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The venue for attorney John Burris’ discussion of “Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin: Intersection of Race and Due Process” has been changed from Stevenson 1002 to the Evert B. Person Theatre at Sonoma State University.

The discussion is still scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 28 at noon. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Burris is an accomplished civil rights lawyer who most recently represented the family of Grant, who was fatally shot by a BART police officer in 2009. 

He has also served as counsel for the class action lawsuit involving the Oakland Police Department Riders, a group of OPD officers accused of planting evidence and false arrests amongst other charges.

This presentation is part of the new Africana Lecture Series sponsored by SSU's American Multicultural Studies Department.

SSU is located at 1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928. A $5 daily parking fee is required to park on campus.

For more information, contact Christina Baker, Assistant Professor of American Multicultural Studies, christina.baker@sonoma.edu.

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