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LSU to host forum on tensions and tragedies in Baton Rouge, across nation

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

LSU plans to host "Moment or Movement: A National Dialogue on Identity, Empowerment, and Justice for All" on October 3 and 4. 

This event will allow participants to discuss the tensions and tragedies that have plagued Baton Rouge and the nation during the summer of 2016. LSU hopes the forum will provide an opportunity to examine the influence of citizens on the democratic process. The event is meant to leverage the faculty's expertise  with community participation, and also highlight the university's role in these challenging times.

LSU will host a mock presidential election as part of the event, beginning on September 26. LSU students will be allowed to vote for current presidential candidates and the "winner" will be announced at the school's next culminating event.

Civil rights legend and former Xavier University president Dr. Norman Francis will serve as the keynote speaker for the event on Oct. 4. Visit www.lsu.edu/momentormovement for the latest schedule.

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