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RACIAL JUSTICE FORUMS

These forums are intended to give members of the Panther community an opportunity to hear and be heard, as we look more deeply into issues related to racism and its effects on our community. These forums are timely, given recent events. A forum can be a catalyst for change, that inspires us to seek and promote justice. By recognizing the power of our individual and collective voice, we can move from talk to action. As President Parker has stated, “In unison, as a College, we stand for change.” At the forums you can feel free to voice your views and listen as our distinguished guests grapple with issues related to racism and its impact on Communities of Color.


 

Fighting Racism in Policing: How to Make Black Lives Matter

June 4, 2020

 

Co-Moderators:

  • Juanita T. Hook – Equity Officer & Assistant Director, Human Resources, PBSC
  • Van P. Williams – Dean, Student Services, PBSC


Panelists

  • Chief Franklin Adderley, West Palm Beach Police Department
  • Dr. Roxanna M. Anderson, Professor of Psychology, PBSC
  • Mr. Dave Aronberg, State Attorney, Palm Beach County
  • Dr. Delsa R. Bush, Director, Security and Risk Management, PBSC
  • Mr. Matthew Glover, Community Member
  • Mr. Angel Olivera, PBSC Alum

Chief Franklin Adderley, West Palm Beach Police Department

Chief Frank Adderley was appointed by Mayor Keith James as the Chief of Police for the City of West Palm Beach in 2019. Chief Adderley has a bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Florida Gulf Coast University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Florida International University. He joined the City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department in 1980, and in 2008 he was appointed as the first African American Chief of Police in the history of the city. He is a member of the Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society, the NAACP, and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Kappa Upsilon Chapter in West Palm Beach.


Dr. Roxanna M. Anderson, Professor of Psychology, PBSC

Dr. Roxanna Anderson has been a full-time professor at Palm Beach State College since 2008. Dr. Anderson holds a doctoral degree from New York University in Psychological Development, with a minor in Personality and Women's Psychology. Her dissertation focused on African American women in the Black Church: Psychological coping and intrinsic religious motivation. Courses taught by Dr. Anderson include General Psychology, Feminist Psychology, and Child Growth and Development. She is currently the advisor to Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at the Boca Raton campus.


Mr. Dave Aronberg, State Attorney, Palm Beach County

Dave Aronberg was elected State Attorney for the 15th Judicial Circuit in November 2012 and was re-elected in 2016 and 2020. Aronberg attended Miami-Dade public schools before going on to graduate with honors from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He is a former Assistant Attorney General, White House Fellow and Florida Senator. Aronberg has focused on criminal justice and consumer protection issues. His work to save lives from drug overdoses continues to be his top priority to this day.


Dr. Delsa R. Bush, Director, Security and Risk Management, PBSC

Dr. Delsa Bush joined Palm Beach State College as the director of security and risk management in 2019. Dr. Bush earned an associate degree in Criminal Justice from PBSC, a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Florida Atlantic University, a master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a Ph.D. in Global Leadership from Lynn University. She has over 28 years of experience in law enforcement, and in 2004, Mayor Lois Frankel appointed her as the Chief of Police for the City of West Palm Beach making her the first African American Chief of Police in the history of the city.


Mr. Matthew Glover, Community Member

Matthew Glover is a May 2020 J.D. graduate of the City University of New York School of Law who is devoted to building an educational system that centers, values, and nurtures students of color. Glover earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Yale University in 2015. Additionally, he is a 2021 Fulbright research award recipient. In 2021, he will travel to Fortaleza, Brazil, to research the legal history of affirmative action in Brazilian higher education. He hopes to map a blueprint for the United States to further strengthen its own affirmative action laws.


Mr. Angel Olivera, PBSC Alum

Angel Olivera is a spring 2020 Palm Beach State College graduate. Angel earned his associate degree and is looking to transfer to the University of Florida where he wants to major in Behavioral Psychology and Criminology. As a PBSC student, he was a peer advisor in the academic advising office at the Palm Beach Gardens campus, and he was involved in several forums held at the College. He is dedicated to helping people because he wants to make an impact on their lives.

 

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