Williamstown: Mothers Against Police Brutality founder to speak at Williams

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Mothers Against Police Brutality to speak at Williams

Collette Flanagan, founder of Mothers Against Police Brutality, will be the keynote speaker for "Claiming Williams: Why Should I Care?" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at Williams College, Chapin Hall, 62 Chapin Hall Drive. The keynote is open to the public.

Flanagan founded MAPB after her son was shot to death by a Dallas police officer in March 2013. Her son, Clinton Allen, a 25-year-old African American, was unarmed when he was shot seven times, once in the back.

Each year on Claiming Williams Day, classes are suspended and the campus engages in events and discussions about building and sustaining a more inclusive community.


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