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Conversations on Race and Policing

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 110 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 on their event pages after editing. We recognize that these are long and sometimes difficult conversations, as we continue the series into 2024-25, our fifth year. Our thanks to many CSUSB campus entities for their support, including the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee; the Intellectual Life Fund; and Pfau Library.

"I believe that the revolutionary form of learning is conversation." – bell hooks

Fall 2024 events will be Wednesdays at 1pm PST

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Fall guests, photos and book covers of 7 upcoming guests, details at right
See our Upcoming Events list for more details about these Fall 2024 guests.