TCC Announces Panel Discussions Addressing Social and Academic Inclusion

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Posted at 9:19 PM, Nov 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-28 21:19:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – Tallahassee Community College is hosting a discussion series aimed on shining a light on tension between African-American communities and law enforcement.

TCC announced that they will present a series of panel discussions aimed at promoting a campus culture of understanding, social and academic inclusion, and positive relationships that support student success.

The series, titled “Real Talk”, will begin with a discussion called, “Mercy Me: Civil Unrest That Divides the African-American Community and Law Enforcement” on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in TCC’s Turner Auditorium.

Featured panelists include Reverend Dr. Julius Harrison McAllister Jr., Pastor Dean Inserra, Tallahassee City Commissioner Curtis Richardson, Wakulla County Sheriff Charlie Creel, Havana Police Chief Tracy Smith, Gadsden County Major Shawn Wood, Tallahassee Police Department Major Rod Young, Florida A & M University professor and filmmaker Kenneth Jones, and TCC professors Cicely Brantley and Andrea Oliver.

State Representative-elect Ramon Alexander and FAMU professor Kenya Washington-Johnson will serve as moderators to the panel. 

The panelists will share their stories, thoughts, and potential solutions from their areas of expertise, then take questions from the audience. The discussions are open to the public.

A second discussion, “The Healing Process Can Begin,” is slated for February 2017.

For information, contact Marcus Nicolas at (850) 201-8045 or