Arcadia University Hosts MLK Event with Panel Discussion: ‘Getting Guilty Convictions Right,’ Jan. 22 

Glenside, PA—January 8, 2013—In honor and recognition of the 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Arcadia University is hosting a panel discussion, “Getting Guilty Convictions Right: More Than Meets the Eye,” on Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Commons Great Room. The event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Social Policy Action Network and the Cheltenham Branch of the NAACP, and it is free and open to the public. Arcadia University is located at 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA.

Mr. E. Steven Collins, Director of Urban Marketing and External Relations, and host of Philly Speaks at Radio One, will serve as moderator. Featured panelists include: Marissa Boyers Bluestine, Legal Director of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project; Risa Ferman, District Attorney of Montgomery County, Pa.; and Captain Francis Healy, Special Assistant to the Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department.

The program concludes with closing remarks by Brian Gralnick, Jewish Social Policy Action Network President, and Harvey Crudup, Cheltenham Area Branch NAACP President.

For more information, contact Judith Dalton, Associate Dean, Office of Institutional Diversity, at or 215-572-4088.

About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. The 2012 Open Doors report names Arcadia University #1 in the nation in undergraduate students studying abroad. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North and as one of the top study abroad programs. U.S. News also ranks Arcadia’s Physical Therapy program fourteenth in the nation. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. (

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