Tuesday, April 17, 2012

League of Women Voters to host school safety forum, Jack Bass appearance

Posted by Paul Bowers on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Jack Bass
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On Wednesday night, after their regular 5:30 p.m. board meeting, the League of Women Voters Charleston Area will host a discussion of discipline and safety in schools. Invited speakers include an associate superintendent, a high school principal, a school resource officer, and a criminal justice professional. A group question-and-answer session will follow. The public forum will go from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the downtown YWCA (106 Coming St.).

The LWVCA has also announced that the guest speaker at their Annual Meeting will be author and College of Charleston professor Jack Bass. Bass, a former newspaper reporter, has written eight nonfiction books about the American South, including Transformation of Southern Politics, The Orangeburg Massacre, and STROM: The Complicated Personal and Political Life of Strom Thurmond. He is currently working on his ninth book, Justice Abandoned, about the Supreme Court's role in undermining Reconstruction.

Bass will join the LWVCA for a dinner on May 9 at 39 Rue de Jean. The cost of the evening is $30 and includes dinner. You can reserve a seat either through PayPal (with an added $2 processing fee) or by sending an RSVP to Julie Hussey.

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