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Five years since Antwon Rose II's death, where social justice movements stand in Pittsburgh

Katie Blackley
90.5 WESA

On today’s episode of The Confluence:

Monday is Juneteenth, and the anniversary of the death of Antwon Rose II, a 17-year-old killed by an East Pittsburgh police officer. We discuss the social justice movement in the city and state in the years since Rose’s death.

Today’s guests include: Michelle Kenney, Antwon Rose II’s mother and a fellow with 1Hood Media; Chad Dion Lassiter, executive director of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission; Keisha-Khan Y. Perry, the Presidential Penn Compact Associate Professor of Africana Studies; and Jasiri X, founder and CEO of 1Hood Media.

The Confluence, where the news comes together, is 90.5 WESA’s daily news program. Tune in Monday to Friday at 9 a.m. to hear newsmakers and innovators take an in-depth look at stories important to the Pittsburgh region. Find more episodes of The Confluence here for wherever you get your podcasts. 

Addison is a Junior at Point Park University, majoring in Broadcast Reporting. She is the News Director for Point Park's campus station, U-View Television and reports on the show Daybreak. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her cat, Soup.
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