Mercer to host Trayvon Martin discussion

jmink@macon.comSeptember 23, 2013 

Mercer University will hold a panel discussion Thursday on the Trayvon Martin case, which sparked controversy across the nation.

“The Trayvon Martin Case and Its Meanings” will be from 7-8:30 p.m. in the medical school auditorium. The discussion is part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Mercer’s integration.

Mercer law professors Tim Floyd and Teri McMurtry-Chubb will sit on the panel, as well as David Gushee, professor of Christian ethics. University Minister and Dean of Chapel Craig McMahan will act as moderator. Each professor will speak for 12 minutes, followed by audience discussion.

The panel will consider the history, law and ethics relevant to understanding the Trayvon Martin case, its outcome and its moral implications, according to a news release.

The event is free and open to the public.

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