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CSUSB professor to speak during Zoom webinar about OC’s annual hate crimes report

Orange County Register

Oct. 14, 2020

Orange County’s annual hate crimes report, to be released during a public Zoom session on Tuesday, Oct. 20, will show a rise in hate crimes for the fifth year in a row.

Speakers will include Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino and Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Michelle Steel.

Registration for the Zoom webinar ends Friday, Oct. 16, at noon. To register, go to

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CSBS dean to participate in ‘Athletes as Advocates’ webinar

PR Newswire

Oct. 15, 2020

A. Rafik Mohamed, dean of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences at California State University, San Bernardino, will participate in a webinar titled “Athletes as Advocates” hosted by Raising Compassionate Leaders (RCL), a leading resource for parents to foster dialogue around diversity and inspire children to respect different cultures, interact from an inclusive perspective, and protect themselves and others from harmful “isms” (racism, classism, ableism, sexism, and more). “Athletes as Advocates” will occur on Nov. 19 at 6:00 p.m. PST.

“Athletes as Advocates” will feature Mohamed (research focusing on domestic drug policy, sports sociology, and issues of racial identity and inequality in the United States) and Tim Brown (covered baseball for more than 25 years, written two New York Times bestsellers, was awarded first place in beat writing by the Associated Press Sports Editors). The session will focus on how the pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement have given rise to athletes utilizing their collective power to bring awareness to issues that have historically been thought best left out of the game, as well as the solidarity between players protesting racism and police violence.

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