“Abolition, Sex Work, and Policing,” will be the topic of discussion at the next Conversations on Race and Policing at Cal State San Bernardino, set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, on Zoom.
The program will be presented by Siobhan Brooks, professor of African-American Studies at Cal State Fullerton, and Cassandra Gonzalez, assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Sam Houston State University.
It is free and open to the public, will take place on Zoom beginning at 1 p.m. It can be accessed from a PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android at https://csusb.zoom.us/j/97960458784
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 fall lineup of Conversations on Race and Policing, each at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, include:
- Oct. 19: “Policing China: Street Level Cops in the Shadow of Protest,” a lecture and discussion with Suzanne Scoggins, associate professor of political science at Clark University, presented in partnership with CSUSB’s Modern China Lecture Series.
- Oct. 26: Details pending.
- Nov. 2: In Conversation with Michael German, of the Brennan Center for Justice, with guest host Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.
The series is organized by CSUSB students Marlo Brooks, Zoralynn Oglesby, Evelyn Jimenez, Jade McDonald, Jaime Castro and Connie Cornejo. Along with the students and Texeira are 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
Also visit the Conversations on Race and Policing webpage.