Monthly series on violence in American society begins Feb. 13

The social sciences department of the Community College of Baltimore County hosts "Violence: As American as Apple Pie," the first of four monthly forums examining "The Challenges of Violence in American Society Today."

The forum will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 3 p.m. in room 100 of the K Building on the CCBC Catonsville campus, 800 South Rolling Road.

Sheri Parks, an associate professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, will discuss the central role of violence in American history and culture and how the contemporary media supports and reinforces violent solutions to conflict.

Parks is the author of "Fierce Angels: The Strong Black Woman in American Life and Culture."

She earned her Ph.D. in Communications Studies from the University of Massachusetts and now teaches graduate courses on "Marginality and Popular Culture," and "Social Activism and Popular Culture," as well as undergraduate courses on "Family and Popular Culture" and "Children and Television."

The forum is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.

Future forums are scheduled for March 6, April 17 and May 1.

For information, contact Professor Michael Sanow at or 443-840-4328.

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