Community Forum on Stand Your Ground Bill
Tuesday, October 8: Elected Officials, HRC, Thurgood Marshall Law Society, YWCA
Release Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Contact: Human Relations Council, 937-333-1413
Elected officials representing the Dayton area, the Dayton Human Relations Council and the
Thurgood Marshall Law Society will sponsor the first of a series of community forums titled
“Moving From Words to Action” on Tuesday, October 8, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the
YWCA, 141 W. Third St., Dayton.
The forums are designed to empower citizens to take an active role in the legislative and
political process. The October 8 event will address H.B. 203, a so-called “stand your ground
law,” which if enacted would expand the circumstances under which a person has no duty to
retreat before using lethal force in self-defense. Panelists scheduled to attend include State
Rep. Fred Strahorn, Trotwood Chief of Police Quincy Pope, UD Law Professor Thomas
Hagel, and Sandy Hunt, Director of Victim-Witness Division of the Montgomery County
The Moving From Words to Action forum is open to all community members, who are
encouraged to attend and take advantage of the opportunity to learn and express opinions.
For more information, contact the Dayton Human Relations Council at 937-333-1413.