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Activist Samuel Sinyangwe brings solutions to police brutality to New College

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On Wednesday, Nov. 11, Samuel Sinyangwe will come to Hamilton Classroom (HCL) 8 from 6-7 p.m. Sinyangwe is an activist known for his involvement in Campaign Zero, an organization dedicated to creating legislative and policy change to end police brutality.

The event was organized by members of Students Targeting Oppressive Powers (STOP). After Sinyangwe spoke at the University of Central Florida (UCF), a member of STOP, second-year Alexandra Schelle, got in contact with Sinyangwe to invite him to New College.

Co-Speakers of the Towne Meeting, thesis students McAlister Grant and Evann Soltys-Gilbert, have chosen to reschedule the Towne Meeting to 7:15 p.m. in order to encourage more students to attend the speaker event.

Sinyangwe, who is originally from Orlando, graduated from Winter Park High School. He attended Stanford University where he studied political science and has published several publications, including, “Accelerating Results for Black Males: Ensuring Black Males are Successful Early Readers” and “The Significance of Mixed Race: Public Perceptions of Barack Obama’s Race and its Effect on Favorability.”

Sinyangwe works as a policy analyst and data scientist to find solutions for the effects of systemic racism in communities across the country. He has been featured in major media platforms such as MTV News and CNN.

“This is a unique opportunity for people to hear firsthand from someone intimately involved with the movement to end police brutality,” Schelle said. “You don’t want to miss this.”

 

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