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Felician University Sponsors
Lecture On Race And
Criminal Justice In America

Topic for Discussion — “Police Stops: What are Your Rights? What Should You Do?”

Rutherford, NJ — Felician University’s Committee on Leadership and Social Justice is hosting the second in a series of events on the topic of “Race and Criminal Justice in America.” This lecture is titled “Police Stops: What Are Your Rights? What Should You Do?” and will take place Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the main auditorium of the Education Commons building on Felician University’s Rutherford campus, 227 Montross Avenue, Rutherford, New Jersey 07070.

The event features two speakers, Maria Lopez-Delgado and John E. Link. Maria is a 2013 graduate of Felician University and a 2016 graduate of UNC School of Law; she currently works for the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender. John is an adjunct professor of Criminal Justice at Felician, where he teaches Criminology and Criminal Law. Until recently he served as Chief of Police in Clifton, New Jersey. Dr. Irfan Khawaja, associate professor of Philosophy and co-chair, Committee on Leadership and Social Justice, Felician University will serve as moderator.

The lecture will highlight two different but related perspectives on police stops – the constitutional/procedural rights we have in such a stop, and the right way to think about and act during such a stop, given police expectations of cooperation. Maria will be focusing on the first issue from a legal standpoint; John will be focusing on the second issue from a police standpoint. There will be an open discussion on this timely and complex topic.

There is no fee, and all are welcome, but you will be asked to register at the door. Light refreshments will be served.

If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Dr. Irfan Khawaja at:

About Felician University
With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician University is an independent co-educational Catholic/Franciscan University founded and sponsored by the Felician Sisters in 1942 to educate a diverse population of students within the framework of a liberal arts tradition. Felician offers programs in Arts & Sciences, Business, Nursing, and Teacher Education. For more information, visit