January 13, 2019 ALL

Special Lecture: An Evening with Samaria Rice-Mother of Tamir

An Evening with Samaria Rice

Thursday, January 17, 2019
6:30 p.m. Lecture (doors open at 6 p.m.)
LSC Conference Room, D.J. Lombardo Student Center

On November 22, 2014, Tamir Rice was shot and killed by Cleveland police officers outside of the recreation center where he frequently played. The death of Tamir Rice sparked national outrage and has influenced police reform and juvenile rights reform efforts across the country. Since then, Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice, has joined the fight to protect our young people. In 2018, she founded the Tamir Rice Foundation. Come learn at this lecture how Ms. Rice plans to use the foundation to renovate a building in Cleveland’s St. Clair neighborhood into the Tamir Rice Afrocentric Center, providing arts, cultural and educational programs for children ages 10 to 19. The Tamir Rice Foundation’s Afrocentric Center is set to break ground in 2019. Join us as Ms. Rice delivers a powerful lecture on her process of building this Center in her son’s honor.

This program is sponsored by the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of Mission and Identity. Please email csdi@jcu.edu if you have any questions about the event.

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