The Center for Student Involvement at Missouri Western State University presents the Standing in Your Truth Lecture Series with Michael Brown Sr. next week.
Michael Brown Jr. was fatally shot by a police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014. His death sparked a week of protests. According to a press release, Brown Sr. will share the true story of his experience of his son’s death, and reveal who Michael Brown Jr. was beyond the often demonizing media portrayals. He will speak to his joys as a parent, his loss, and his own guilt, with the ultimate goal of making sure that this doesn’t happen to anyone else. He will present a father’s perspective on social justice, conflict resolution, community engagement and confronting racism.
Brown Sr. hopes to work with the communities he speaks in to set up a chapter of “Chosen for Change,” an organization that educates youth to help one another instead of hurt one another, teaches them success and survival skills, and shows them how to be respectful of themselves and others.
The Standing in Your Truth Lecture Series with Michael Brown Sr. will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Kemper Recital Hall, Spratt Hall room 101. The presentation is free and open to the public.