Professor Kami Simmons to present the Dunbar-Stone Lecture at UNC-Chapel Hill on Friday, March 20

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Criminal Justice Program Director and Professor Kami Chavis, Associate Dean for Research and Public Engagement

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons will be the special guest lecturer at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2015, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History auditorium located at 150 South Road, Chapel Hill, N.C. The event is free and open to the public.

The Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies presents the Second Annual Dunbar-Stone Lecture which Professor Simmons is giving titled, “The Realities of Racial Profiling and the Problem with Police Accountability.”

The Dunbar-Stone Lecture was established in 2014 in honor of the late Roberta Ann Dunbar (1938-2010) and Sonja Haynes Stone (1938-1991), two pioneering members of the faculty of what is now the Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies.

Kami Chavis Simmons is Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Justice Program at Wake Forest University School of Law. A Carolina alumna, Professor Simmons received her B.A. in Public Policy and African and Afro-American Studies in 1996 and her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1999. Professor Simmons writes in the areas of police and prosecutorial accountability, federal hate crimes legislation and enforcement, and racial profiling. Her writings have appeared in the American Criminal Law Review, Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, University of Alabama Law Review, Catholic University Law Review, the New York Times, and the Huffington Post.

Co-Sponsors of the UNC College of Arts & Sciences event include: Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History Center for the Study of the American South, School of Law Institute of African American Research, Department of Anthropology Department of Political Science, and Department of Public Policy.

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Dunbar-Stone Lecture Flyer