Siobhan Brooks, professor of African American Studies at Cal State Fullerton, will discuss her recent book, “Everyday Violence against Black and Latinx LGBT Communities,” at the next Conversations on Race and Policing.

Brooks’ talk will take place on Zoom at noon Wednesday, March 7. It is open to the public and can be accessed from a PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android at

In “Everyday Violence against Black and Latinx LGBT Communities,” Brooks argues that hate crimes and violence against Black and Latinx LGBT people are the products of institutions and ideologies that exist both outside and inside of Black and Latinx communities. Brooks analyzes families, educational systems, healthcare industries, and religious spaces as institutions that can perpetuate and transform the political and cultural beliefs and attitudes that engender violence toward LGBT Black and Latinx people.

Conversations on Race and Policing, also known as CoRP, began in the aftermath of the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd while in the custody of four Minneapolis, Minn., police officers. A video of the incident posted on social media 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.

The series has featured scholars, journalists, law enforcement officers, lawyers, activists, artists, educators, administrators and others from throughout the nation who shared their experience and expertise on issues related to race and policing.

More than 50 forums have taken place, and video recordings of the sessions are posted online on the Conversations on Race and Policing Lecture Series Archive. 

The next scheduled Conversations on Race and Policing, each at noon on Wednesdays, are:

  • April 13:Dr. Zachary Powell on Consent Decrees,” presented by Zachary Powell, CSUSB assistant professor of criminal justice; and  
  • April 27: “Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empowered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights,” presented by Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Berkeley Law, and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. 

The series is organized by CSUSB students Marlo Brooks, Zoralynn Oglesby, Evelyn Jimenez, Jade McDonald, Jaime Castro and Connie Cornejo; Mary Texeira, CSUSB professor of sociology; Jeremy Murray, CSUSB associate professor of 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.

For more information, contact Robie Madrigal at or Jeremy Murray at

Also visit the Conversations on Race and Policing webpage.

Conversations on Race and Policing March 9 event flyer.