Hamden, Conn (WTNH)- Quinnipiac University in Hamden will host a panel discussion on racial disparities in the criminal justice system on Wednesday, February 4th.
The program is the university’s keynote event for Black History month. Members of the panel will include the Reverend Kennedy Hampton of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Tanya Hughes of the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, Lt. J Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police and Donald Sawyer, Quinnipiac University associate professor of sociology. News 8′;s Keith Kountz will serve as moderator of the discussion. In recent months, the deaths of African American men like Michael Brown and Eric Garner has put a focus on issue of policing in communities of color.
Keith Kountz willl have more on the upcoming panel discussion in a report to air this Sunday morning on News 8. Wednesday night’s event begins at 7 pm.