Saving a City, Saving a Nation

A lunchtime discussion focused on recent events involving race, police brutality and criminal justice will be held Thursday, February 25, at noon in Raynor Memorial Libraries Beaumier Suites B/C.

The discussion, “Saving a City, Saving a Nation,” will feature Justin George, a crime reporter at The Baltimore Sun since 2012 who is spending the academic year at Marquette as a 2015-16 O’Brien Fellow. George reported from inside the police department’s headquarters during the Freddie Gray investigation and subsequent riots in Baltimore last April. Previously a contributor to the first series of the popular podcast “Serial,” he was recently featured on the recent CNN special report “Who Killed Freddie Gray?”

In this discussion, George will also touch on matters such as #BlackLivesMatter and notable incidents in Milwaukee, Cleveland, Missouri, New York and South Carolina. Herbert Lowe, journalism professional in residence in the Diederich College of Communication, will serve as moderator.


  • Free and open to all, but RSVP is required—RSVP now.
  • Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016
  • Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites B/C



The event is sponsored by Raynor Memorial Libraries, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, and the O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism.

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Justin George