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The divisive verdict in the George Zimmerman trial provides an opportunity to examine a number of social issues surrounding the case.

Join the Oakland Tribune and Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education for a free, public forum that will touch on the Zimmerman trial, Trayvon Martin's death and how media images impact perception. The event will be held 6-8 p.m., Thursday, at Nile Hall, 668 13th St., inside Preservation Park.

Featured panelists:

  • Arnold Perkins -- Former director, Alameda County Public Health Department (retired)

  • Dori Maynard -- President, The Maynard Institute

  • Davon Moore -- Youth mentor, The Mentoring Center

  • Malkia Amala Cyril -- Executive director, The Center for Media Justice

  • Moderator -- Martin G. Reynolds, senior editor, Bay Area News Group

    For questions or information, please contact mreynolds@bayareanewsgroup.com, Tweet @reynoldspost or call 510-208-6433.



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