OC Human Relations Commission to host Town Hall meeting on The Confederate Flag: Does it belong in Our Schools?

The Orange County Human Relations Commission  and the Hate-Free Schools Coalition will host a Town Hall meeting titled, "The Confederate Flag: Does it belong in Our Schools?" on Thursday, June 8. at 7 p.m. The event will feature a moderated panel discussion that will field questions from the audience. it will be held in the Commissioners' Meeting Room at the Whitted Building (300 W. Tryon Street, Room 230, Hillsborough, NC 27278).

Dr. Reginald Hildebrand, a Professor Emeritus in the UNC Department of History, will present a brief history of the Confederate flag. Mark Trustin, a Civil Rights attorney, will make a presentation on legal issues surrounding the debate. Dr. Hildebrand and Trustin will also serve on the panel, as will Dr. Harry Watson, a Professor of Southern Culture at UNC, concerned residents representing both sides of the issue and other community members.

Dr. Deborah Stroman, Organizational Behavior Professor at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, will serve as moderator.

The forum is open to the public, and there is no registration fee.

For more information, contact Tara May at 919-245-2497.