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April 14, 2014

Gaylord to host talk on race, media and justice

NORMAN — Gaylord College at the University of Oklahoma will host the “Luis Rodriguez: No En Vano” event in conjunction with Justice Week in Norman from 6 to 10:30 tonight in Gaylord Hall’s Ethics and Excellence Auditorium, 395 W. Lindsey St.

The community is invited to attend the free event to raise awareness about the death of Luis Rodriguez, a former Norman resident who died during a confrontation with off-duty police officers.

Rodriguez was breaking up a disagreement between his wife and youngest daughter at the Moore Warren Theatre, when five security officers approached him. Although he carried no weapon, officers handcuffed him and took him to the ground. Rodriguez was later pronounced dead in the early morning of Feb. 15. The medical examiner’s office has since ruled the incident a homicide.

“Luis Rodriguez: No en Vano” will feature award-winning author Esmeralda Santiago who will discuss the “Transformative Power of Art.” Five panelists will discuss race, media, politics and social justice. A candlelight Justice Walk and “Notes from the heART” to the Rodriguez Family will follow.

Other Justice Week events include “Art and Activism” featuring Center for Social Justice Activist-in-Residence Claudia Bernardi, Tuesday, 7 p.m. Gould Hall, 830 Van Vleet Oval, Room 155. A “Teach in on Race” will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Molly Shi Boren Ballroom of the Oklahoma Memorial Union, 900 Asp Ave. “Decolonizing My History: Cherokee Linguistics and Cherokee Medicine” featuring Waleila Carey is slated for 6 p.m. Thursday in Gould Hall, 830 Van Vleet Oval, Room 155.

To learn more, visit facebook.com/RodriguezNoEnVano, call The Center for Social Justice at 325-5787 or visit centerforsocialjustice@ou.edu.

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