This series began in response to the police killing of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. In this work, we hope to explore, enlighten, and engage ourselves and the campus community with ongoing panel discussions, lectures, presentations, and film screenings related to the history and current context of race, policing, and criminal justice. We invite leading scholars, journalists, lawyers, healthcare professionals, current and veteran members of law enforcement, faith-based leaders, the formerly incarcerated, artists, activists, students, and more to share their experience, expertise, and passion with our university community and beyond. Our aim is to have an ongoing conversation about the way criminal justice operates – especially in communities of color – in order to empower and inform our students, faculty, staff, and residents of the Inland Empire. We have hosted over 90 weekly events to date. Please see our Lecture Series Archive for past events and recordings, and plan to join us online for Upcoming Events (see list at right). Recordings of most events will be posted after editing. We recognize that these are long and sometimes difficult conversations, as continue the series in the 2023-24 academic year. Our thanks to many CSUSB campus entities for their support, including the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Pfau Library.
"I believe that the revolutionary form of learning is conversation." – bell hooks
This fall, weekly on Wednesdays at 1pm PST