Miami University Hamilton will host a discussion with local native Eric Broyles on his book “Encounters with Police: A Black Man’s Guide to Survival,” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, in the Harry T. Wilks Conference Center, at 1601 University Blvd.
Broyles is a Washington, D.C.-based attorney, entrepreneur and author originally from Hamilton. He has been on both sides of the law as a juvenile delinquent and as a lawyer at a large prestigious law firm. He was also a judicial law clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, according to information provided by Miami Regionals.
Broyles is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law where he served as Business Editor of the Virginia Journal of Law & Politics and is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Cincinnati where he double majored in marketing and management.
“Encounters with Police” was co-authored with Adrian O. Jackson, a 25-year veteran of an Ohio police department. This book gives advice to African American boys and men on how to think about interaction with police to lower the chances of escalation, according to Miami Regionals. “Encounters with Police” also provides information on legal and administrative rights citizens have to redress police misconduct so no hostilities occur at the time of encounter.
The first 100 Miami students will receive a free book on production of student identification. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call Miami University’s Regional Offices of Diversity & Multicultural Services at 513-785-3024 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Broyles is also scheduled to speak about his journey in a presentation titled “Started from the Bottom: From Struggling High School Student to CEO” from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. That event takes place at UC Blue Ash College, Muntz Auditorium, 9555 Plainfield Rd., and is also free and open to the public.
For more information, visit www.ucblueash.edu/ericbroyles or call 513-936-1632.
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