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President Warmack walking with students. 

Dr. Dwaun Warmack was just miles from the town of Ferguson, Missouri in 2014 when the police shooting death of teenager Mike Brown ignited unrest and sparked national debate about the relationship between the Black community and law enforcement.

At the time, Dwaun was nearly a month into his new role as president of nearby Harris-Stowe State University. He says Brown’s death was deeply felt by the campus community given that 40% of the students hailed from Ferguson. To help the community heal, learn and move forward, he made sure that all the ensuing conversations with police, municipalities, leaders and legislators were held on campus.

“We had a civic and moral responsibility to be the think tank to help the community heal,” explains Dwaun. “I don’t believe social justic


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