Fayetteville Public Library will host a virtual roundtable discussion on the Black Lives Matter movement next week.
The event, set for 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, will include panel members discussing the goals, purpose, and evolution of the movement.
Panelists include Dr. Caree Banton, Associate Professor of Afro-Caribbean History at the University of Arkansas; Jared Carter, founder of HandsUpNWA; and Olivia Patterson, representative of the Teen Action and Support Center.
Local attorney and UA school of law alum Dequeshia Prude-Wheeler will moderate the discussion.
“The Black Lives Matter movement has been around for quite some time now so I am glad to finally see it getting the attention and respect it deserves,” Prude-Wheeler said. “It was created to combat implicit bias and anti-Black racism. For anyone in the community who doesn’t understand the Black Lives Matter movement or simply wants to learn more about it, this virtual panel is the perfect opportunity.”
This panel discussion is accessible through the library’s Facebook page or by visiting www.vimeo.com/faylib.
The event is free, and open to the public. Following the panel discussion, there will be an opportunity for those in virtual attendance to ask questions of the panelists.
For more information, visit faylib.org.