UD to host student exhibit on unrest in Ferguson

The University of Dayton will host a student-made exhibit on the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri that followed the police shooting of Michael Brown in 2014. The exhibit will feature photos and audio and will run from Jan. 17 to Feb. 3.
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The University of Dayton will host a student-made exhibit on the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri that followed the police shooting of Michael Brown in 2014. The exhibit will feature photos and audio and will run from Jan. 17 to Feb. 3.

The unrest in Ferguson, Missouri that followed the 2014 police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown will be the focus of an exhibit at the University of Dayton’s Roesch Library.

Presented by the UD Human Right Center and PROOF: Media for Social Justice, “Ferguson Voices: Disrupting the Frame,” will showcase photos and audio collected by UD students in Ferguson in May.

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The exhibit will run from Jan. 17 to Feb. 3, with a reception scheduled for 4 p.m. Jan. 20, according to the university.

“Featuring portraits and audio recordings, the exhibit illustrates the story of Ferguson by focusing on the contributions of average people who found the courage to stand up during moments of unrest,” said Joel Pruce, UD assistant professor of human rights who oversaw the project.

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In keeping with the theme of the exhibit, at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 26 there will be a screening of the documentary P.S. I Can’t Breathe, which follows protests in the wake of the deaths of Brown and Eric Garner, a man killed by police in New York in 2014.

Executive director of PROOF, Leora Kahn, will also host an interactive program on responding to a crisis at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 31.

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