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The Page County Public Forum will host its next virtual forum on the topic of “Nonviolent Protests in the Disinformation Age” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

The panelists for the virtual forum include:

• Amy Marshak, senior counsel for the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection at the Georgetown Law Center, will serve as moderator of the forum.

Prior to joining the institute, Marshak was an attorney with the National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she engaged in policy and appellate work and served as counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security. She previously served as a law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg of the United States Supreme Court, Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the Southern District of New York. She also worked as an attorney and intelligence analyst in the Intelligence Division of the New York Police Department.

Chief Bow Cook of the Luray Police Department has experience in emergency management events, search and rescue operations and all hazard emergency operations. He serves on numerous boards and works with youth sports. As police chief, he is responsible for the direction of all departmental and operational activities.

• Audre King, owner and director of the West Luray Rec Center, is a community leader and pastor of ER Church. King launched the website to support the development of the Rec Center. As a hub for the community, the Rec Center will build community through youth development, senior activity and recreational activities.

Bianka Warrick, a political science major at the University of Virginia, also serves as the vice chair of the university’s Legislative Affairs Committee and is a founding member of Luray’s All Power to All People youth movement that advocates for underrepresented voices through peaceful protests, fundraising and educational outreach.

Randy Arrington, publisher of and former longtime publisher of Byrd Weekly Newspapers in the northern Shenandoah Valley, has worked in the journalism field for nearly 30 years in Virginia and North Carolina as a reporter, sports editor, broadcaster, editor, general manager and publisher.

In order to participate in this virtual public forum on Zoom use the following prompts:

— Go to Meeting ID: 821 4706 1779

— Passcode: 792545

A recording of the virtual forum will be posted to the Page County Public Forum’s Facebook page after the Zoom panel discussion is concluded.



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