The work of the California State University Project Rebound Consortium, which assists the formerly incarcerated in overcoming obstacles as they pursue their college degrees, will be the topic of the next Conversations on Race and Policing.
“Project Rebound: Transforming Lives, Rebuilding Futures,” will be livestreamed on Zoom beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, and can be accessed from a PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android at https://csusb.zoom.us/j/97960458784.
Project Rebound is a network of programs that operate on 14 CSU campuses, including Cal State San Bernardino, with its administrative headquarters at Cal State Fullerton. The consortium supports formerly incarcerated individuals seeking to complete their college education by offering them assistance with admissions, advising, counseling, tutoring, computer literacy, mentorship, employment, housing, transportation, food security, and legal services.
Panelists will be Annika Anderson, executive director of Project Rebound at CSUSB and an assistant professor of sociology; and Xuan Santos, director of Project Rebound at Cal State San Marcos and associate professor in the Department of Sociology & Criminology and Justice Studies.
Conversations on Race and Policing began in the aftermath of the May 25 death of George Floyd while in the custody of four Minneapolis, Minn., police officers. A video of the incident posted on social media has led to widespread protests, the firing of four police officers, the arrest of one officer on a second-degree murder charge, the other three on charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder – and a spotlight worldwide on race and policing.
Previous forums also are posted online (more recordings will soon be available for viewing) on the CSUSB History Club Lecture Series YouTube channel.
The ongoing Conversations on Race and Policing series is hosted by CSUSB students Marlo Brooks and Yvette Relles-Powell.
The series is organized by Brooks and Relles-Powell, CSUSB faculty members Mary Texeira (sociology) and Jeremy Murray (history), Robie Madrigal, public affairs/communication specialist for the CSUSB John M. Pfau Library, and community member Stan Futch, president of the Westside Action Group.