June 12, 2015

Guilfordians Present at Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education Conference


President Jane K. Fernandes, along with faculty in the Justice and Policy Studies (JPS) Department, a deputy chief of the Greensboro Police Department and a community organizer from the Beloved Community Center presented "The Quaker Peace Testimony and Law Enforcement: Exploring a New Framework for Guilford College's Justice and Policy Studies Department” at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education in Washington, D.C., on May 27.

In the wake of police actions resulting in the deaths of unarmed black people, the JPS Department at Guilford is grappling with the deep divide between communities of color and police. The panel examined ways that the Quaker peace testimony guides the JPS curriculum, highlighting a better way forward for educating criminal justice professionals, guided by values of peace and justice.

In addition to Jane, panelists were Hollyce Sherry Giles, Professor, JPS Department; James Hinson, Deputy Chief, Greensboro Police Department; Barbara Lawrence, Associate Professor, JPS Department; and Wesley Morris, Youth and Students Initiatives Coordinator, Beloved Community Center, Greensboro.