Please join us for a conversation about social justice, activism and police brutality as we are joined by Dr. Stacey Patton and Ms. Lezley McSpadden on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 6:00 pm. Ms. McSpadden is an author, activist and the mother of Michael Brown. She is also the founder of The Michael O. D. Brown We Love Our Sons & Daughters Foundation.  Dr. Patton is an assistant professor of multimedia journalism at Morgan State University, an award-winning author, journalist and child advocate. Through her workshops, keynote addresses, and multi-media presentations, Dr. Patton blends the power of her personal narrative with her expert knowledge of the history of American race relations. 

This conversation is part of a year long celebration of the 50th Anniversary of African American Studies at UF while it also continues the tradition of the Ronald Foreman Lecture Series. 


  • Occurs Friday, February 22nd, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Rion Ballroom-Reitz Union

655 Reitz Union Drive
Gainesville, FL 32603


African American Studies -Ashley Preston