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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 recognize that these are long and sometimes difficult conversations, and we will continue the series in the 2022-23 academic year.

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

The series will resume in September, weekly on Wednesdays at 1pm.