Press Release for Monday, November 14, 2011
UNF Department of Criminology Hosts The 904 Project Town Hall Event
Joanna Norris, Associate Director
Department of Public Relations
The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of North Florida is hosting “The 904 Project” Town Hall Event from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the UNF Student Union Ballroom, Building 58W, Room 3703.
UNF’s graduate criminology students reveal a compelling new research project inspired by the Emmy-nominated documentary film, “The 904,” an hour-long film examining Jacksonville’s high crime rate, produced by Melissa Ross, host/producer for WJCT 89.9 FM Radio’s “First Coast Connect” daily radio show.
New data on crime rates in Jacksonville and a provocative media audit of local coverage of crime issues will be discussed at this town hall event, which is free and open to the public.
UNF President John Delaney will provide opening remarks, while the town hall panel will be moderated by UNF Criminology and Criminal Justice Department Chair Dr. Michael Hallett and WJCT Public Radio’s Melissa Ross.
Matt Shirk, public defender, 4th Judicial Circuit
Betty Burney, vice chairman, Duval County School Board
Ronnie Cage, parent educator/family involvement coach, Jacksonville Children’s Commission
Frank Denton, senior editor, The Florida Times-Union/jacksonville.com
Alton Yates, Civil Rights icon
Kevin Gay, president and CEO, Operation New Hope
For more information about this event, contact the UNF Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, at (904) 620-2758.