Mason Students Talk Ferguson Decision During Open Space for Dialogue Forum

More than 100 George Mason University students gathered Tuesday to discuss their thoughts and feelings following news of a Missouri grand jury’s decision to not hand down an indictment in the case of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Michael Brown.

Facilitators asked students for written comments during the “Open Space for Dialogue” community forum. A few of the phrases written on the walls of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education included:

“My little brother.”

“I don’t know who we can trust.”

“Empty.”

In addition to the writing, there was a lot of talking as students were broken into smaller groups where they freely discussed their feelings about the grand jury’s decision.

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