The Conversations on Race and Policing discussion series at Cal State San Bernardino, begun after the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25, will focus and reflect on the year since his death.
“A Year After the Murder of George Floyd” panel discussion will take place on Zoom at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 26. The program, open to the public, can be accessed from a PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android at the program’s Zoom link at https://csusb.zoom.us/j/97960458784.
At the beginning of the program, Ahlam Muhtaseb, professor of communication studies and director of the Center for the Study of Muslim & Arab Worlds, will give brief remarks about developments in Palestine.
- Shea Streeter, a President’s Postdoctoral Fellow and an assistant professor in political science at the University of Michigan. Her research examines how race and the local environment shape the ways that people experience, perceive and respond to incidents of police violence in the U.S.
- Brian Levin, CSUSB professor of criminal justice. He is a criminologist, civil rights attorney and director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at CSUSB, where he specializes in analysis of hate crime, terrorism and legal issues.
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 and conviction of one officer on a second-degree murder and related charges, 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 series is organized by CSUSB students Marlo Brooks, Zoralynn Oglesby and Evelyn Jimenez, and university 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.