University Hosts Panel to Discuss ‘Occupy’ Movement
A panel including internationally recognized First Amendment attorney Jay Bender will discuss the Occupy Wall Street movement Monday, Nov. 14, at Radford University.
“The Occupy ______ Movement: The Legal and Organizational Dimensions of Modern Political Protests” will begin at 5 p.m. in McGuffey Hall 203. The event is free and open to the public.
Joining Bender on the panel will be West Bowers, assistant professor in the RU School of Communication; student Jesse Lynch, a member of the university’s Political Science Society; Don Appiarius, Radford’s dean of students and associate vice president of student affairs; and RU Police Sgt. Scott Shaffer.
Bender is the Reid H. Montgomery Freedom of Information Chair in the University of South Carolina’s School of Communication and also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Law. He is a partner in the law firm of Baker, Ravenel & Bender L.L.C.
The panel discussion is cosponsored by Radford’s College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences, College of Graduate and Professional Studies, McConnell Library, the Political Science Society and the university’s prelaw fraternity chapter, Phi Alpha Delta.
Following opening remarks, the panelists will take questions from the audience.
To learn more, contact humanities Dean Katherine Hawkins at (540) 831-6514 or firstname.lastname@example.org.