What: Public Health and Criminal Justice Reform
When: Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 3:30 PM
Where: Jesse Wrench Auditorium, S107 Memorial Union
In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Master of Public Health Program and launch of the undergraduate public health program in the School of Health Professions (SHP), journalist and author Wesley Lowery will be speaking at Mizzou.
An emerging voice in the national media landscape, Wesley Lowery is a national reporter for The Washington Post, covering the interactions between law enforcement officials and communities. Lowery is also author of the upcoming book “They Can’t Kill Us All,” which is the first deeply reported book to bring alive the quest for justice in the deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and Freddie Gray.
Among other honors and accomplishments, in 2015 Lowery was named to the Root 100, a list recognizing the nation’s top African American influencers. In 2014, he was named “Emerging Journalist of the Year” by the National Association of Black Journalists and also earned a 2014 Shorty Award as the best journalist on social media.
Wesley Lowery’s visit is co-sponsored by Missouri School of Journalism, MU Black Studies Program, MU Honors College and MU College of Education.