Editor's note: The event has been moved from Microsoft Teams to Zoom. Details are below.

Criminal justice reform will be the topic of the first Conversations on Diversity event of the 2020-21 academic year, to be held virtually on Zoom beginning at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

Dolores Canales, director of community outreach with The Bail Project, will present “Advancing Criminal Justice Reform: Through the Lens of Diverse, Lived Experiences.” The talk can be accessed at https://csusb.zoom.us/j/99369501892.

Canales has extensive experience in management and community organizing, and is co-founder of California Families Against Solitary Confinement, drawing from a wealth of leadership experience in organizing with those personally affected by incarceration. One reason she is effective in her advocacy is because of her personal experiences: her father was once in prison and her son is incarcerated, so she is familiar with the intergenerational impacts of incarceration.

Canales is a 2014 Soros Justice Fellow, 2019 Initiate Justice Fellow and 2020 WoJo Fellow. She was recently appointed a voting member by Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn on the Alternatives to Incarceration work group, and is currently organizing Community Engagement workshops across Los Angeles in neighborhoods with a high impact of incarceration.

The University Diversity Committee began its Conversations on Diversity series in spring 2005 and strives to bring three renowned speakers to campus on a specific topic of diversity each fall, winter and spring. Topics include, but are not limited to, race, ethnicity, religion, women’s issues, gender and sexual orientation.

To learn more about the quarterly series, visit the Conversations on Diversity webpage

For more information or accommodations, please visit the University Diversity Committee website or contact Twillea Evans-Carthen at (909) 359-5029.

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