Panel on Race & Policing Featuring Prof. Megan Ming Francis

Panel on Race & Policing
From left: Seattle Police Sgt. Sean Whitcomb, University of Washington Assistant Professor in Political Science Megan Ming Francis, and Seattle Assistant Police Chief Robert Merner (Seattle Police Department)

On October 27, Political Science Assistant Professor Megan Ming Francis participated in a panel on race and policing organized by Humanities Washington, a cultural education non-profit that is organizing events around the state of Washington to get people to think about and discuss issues that are critical to the community. Francis was joined by Seattle Assistant Police Chief Robert Merner and Seattle Police Sgt. Sean Whitcomb. The discussion was moderated by Phyllis Fletcher of Northwest News Network and took place at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood. To read more about the lively discussion, check out Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large’s article “Why we must keep talking about race, policing,” which appeared on October 28, 2015.