#Black Lives Matter at Chico State
From Jeff Layne on October 10th, 2016
Panel of CSU, Chico Students:
Katie Peterson, Program Coordinator of the CSU, Chico Cross-Cultural Leadership Center, begins this program with a presentation about the Black Lives Matter movement, including background on well-publicized incidents such as the shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, by George Zimmerman in Florida and the shooting of Michael Brown, also an unarmed black teenager, by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. The movement is then discussed by a panel of CSU, Chico students and employees of color. The panelists share why the Black Lives Matter means a lot to them and how safe – or unsafe – they feel in the Chico community. They cite examples of when they were directly confronted by discrimination.
Recorded: October 12, 2015