Johnson County Library hosting community discussion on Zimmerman/Martin verdict

library-logoMuch as the O.J. Simpson verdict did in the 1990s, the verdict in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case last week is prompting discussions about race and social justice across the country.

To help promote a healthy dialogue about the implications of the case, the Johnson County Library will be hosting a community forum on the issue August 8.

From the library:

Community Matters: The Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman Case

Across the nation people are discussing the George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin verdict.  What is the meaning of the case?  What are the implications for our communities and for our citizens?  How should we respond?  Join other members of your community to discuss these questions at the Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, KS, on August 8th, 7 pm.  All perspectives and views are welcome and respected.  The conversations will be moderated by trained neutral facilitators.
The Library will provide a safe and neutral space for the difficult conversations about this case that are being had in communities across the country.  The Library and its staff are committed to providing resources and information from all sides.
Registration is requested but not required. For more information call (913) 826-4600 or visit 
Library programs are free and open to the public. Interpretive services and other accommodations for those with special needs are available by contacting Library staff at least one week in advance of the program.