Updated: 09/26/2013 8:01 PM
Created: 09/26/2013 2:47 AM WHEC.com
The shooting death of an unarmed Florida teenager and the acquittal of the gunman got a lot of people talking about race in America.
The discussion moved to Monroe Community College Thursday. A panel focused on race relations in the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin shooting. The Florida teenager was walking home from a convenience store when he was shot to death by a neighborhood security guard who said he thought Martin looked suspicious.
Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard joined other community leaders and teachers for the panel discussion.
Organizers of the event want to encourage more meaningful discussion on race and inspire positive change.