SJC to Host Lecture About Michael Brown Shooting

November 14, 2014

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – November 14, 2014 – The Department of Philosophy at St. Joseph’s College (SJC) will host the lecture, “Mike Brown Means Fight Back” by Community Activist Eljeer Hawkins on Wednesday, November 19 at 12:40 p.m. in the Shea Conference Room on the College’s Long Island Campus.

“Our speaker, Eljeer Hawkins, has just returned from the demonstrations in Missouri,” said Landon Frim, assistant professor of philosophy on SJC’s Long Island Campus. “His lecture will offer audience members a first-hand report on the current unrest in Ferguson, and the efforts of community organizations following the tragic shooting of Michael Brown. The lecture will also focus on a class-conscious critique of the unjust system and similar shootings of young black males by police.”   

The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. Brown, a black man, was fatally shot by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. The disputed circumstances of the shooting and the resulting protests and civil unrest received considerable attention in the U.S. and abroad. The events surrounding the shooting are currently under investigation by the St. Louis County grand jury.

For more information about this event, contact Landon Frim at [email protected]. For more information about SJC, visit

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.