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Policing and Its Alternatives: From Defund the Police to Abolition

Policing and Its Alternatives: From Defund the Police to Abolition

May 4, 2022
12:00pm - 1:15pm
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This panel critically interrogates police reform efforts by identifying the organizational roots of stop and frisk, by exploring alternatives from defund the police to abolition, in our cities, our classrooms, and on the border.

Dr. Greg Prieto is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of San Diego. He studies the way law and legal institutions reproduce inequality and how they can mitigate it, in the cases of (undocumented) immigrants, police, and queer youth. His current research examines the way that police, courts, and wraparound community service providers channel queer youth of color into and out of the juvenile justice system.

Dr. Paloma E. Villegas is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at CSUSB. She was born in Mexico and migrated to California as a child. She is a first-generation college student and immigrant. In addition to researching and teaching at the intersection of Migration, Citizenship, Borders, Race, and Gender, she also engages in artistic practices including painting, sculpture, and poetry. 

Jonathan Ibarra is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. His research focuses on the areas of Latinx Sociology, Masculinity, Education, and Youth Studies. He is currently working on a research project which explores how race, class, and masculinity shape the educational pathways and/or exclusions experienced by Latinx youth through the types of support they receive at schools and the community.

Series organizers: Dr. Mary Texeira (Sociology), Robie Madrigal (Pfau Library), Dr. Jeremy Murray (History), Stan Futch (President, WAG), and CSUSB students Marlo Brooks, Zoralynn Oglesby, Jade McDonald, Jaime Castro, Connie Cornejo, and Evelyn Jimenez. Click here to view previous panels in the Conversations on Race and Policing series.

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