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Lone Star College to hold safety and justice forums

 Violent incidents have been taking place with troubling frequency in many places in America. Killings of citizens, of police officers, mass shootings, and terror-related events have all worked together to create an increasing feeling of unease for many Americans.

The Lone Star College-Center for Civic Engagement in partnership with the LSC-North Harris Office of Student Success and Office of Diversity Studies will host a series of community forums to discuss the issue of safety and justice, and what can be done. The first forum will take place Thursday, Oct. 13 from 9  – 10:20 a.m. at the LSC-North Harris conference center.

“Many people feel they are being treated unfairly and harmed economically,” said Dr. John Theis, LSC-Center for Civic Engagement director. “These series of discussions will help our students and community better understand the tough choices and tradeoffs we as a society will need to make to address this.”

Scheduled to appear on the panel are Dr. Roche Coleman, Impact Church of The Woodlands pastor, Houston Police Department Assistant Chief Don McKinney and LSC-North Harris students.

An additional forum will be held in February, followed by a community deliberation in April.

Known for its leadership, innovation and steadfast commitment to student success, Lone Star College provides high-quality academic transfer and workforce education / career training programs to more than 85,000 credit students each semester, and a total enrollment of 98,000 students. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to promote student success and economic prosperity. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, which consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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