By: Meredith Stutz and Gary Grumbach

"Hands up, Don't shoot."

That's the message that members of Elon's chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated hoped to spread during Tuesday morning's College Coffee to shed light on the events happening in Ferguson, Mo. Discussions on race and police brutality have sparked up across the country after an unarmed African American male, Michael Brown, was shot and killed by a white police officer on August 9 in Ferguson.

The Sigma Delta Chapter organized a "Hands up, Don't shoot" photo and invited the Elon community to be a part of the nationwide movement.

"Me personally, having been a victim of police brutality myself, having had a gun shoved in my face, it was really personal to me this whole ordeal, not just the shooting but the police brutality afterward," said Jonathan Glover\0x18, Alpha Phi Alpha member.


The fraternity and other members of the Elon community will be participating in a campus-wide forum titled, "Lessons within Ferguson, MO," taking place Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 7:15 p.m in McKinnon Hall.

The Civic Engagement Council and the Multicultural Center, who are hosting the forum, hope to unite efforts and develop an educational opportunity for the Elon community.