The next program in the Conversations on Race and Policing series will be at 1 p.m. Nov. 29 and will feature Matthew Guariglia, an Affiliated Scholar in the Institute of Criminal Justice at University of California, Hastings School of Law and the author of “Police and the Empire City: Race and the Origins of Modern Policing in New York.”
Matthew Guariglia, an Affiliated Scholar in the Institute of Criminal Justice at University of California, Hastings School of Law and the author, will be the next guest on Conversations on Race and Policing, the ongoing series at Cal State San Bernardino.
The author of “Police and the Empire City: Race and the Origins of Modern Policing in New York” will speak at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, on Zoom. The program, free and open to the public, can be accessed from a PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android at https://tinyurl.com/csusb-race-policing.
Guariglia researches the history of U.S. policing and is a policy analyst for surveillance and privacy at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Formerly a visiting scholar in the Department of History at University of California, Berkeley, Guariglia has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Connecticut, where his research explored race, colonialism, immigration and urban policing. Guariglia’s dissertation was awarded the 2020 Outstanding Dissertation Award by the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and a manuscript based on this dissertation is now under contract with Duke University Press. His writing can also be found in the Washington Post, NBC News, Slate, VICE, MuckRock and the Urban History Association’s blog, The Metropole.
Conversations on Race and Policing began after the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, and its aftermath. It was the death of Floyd, a Black man, by a white Minneapolis police officer, that sparked widespread protests, calls for reform and revamping of the nation’s policing system, difficult and hard conversations on race and racism – and gave birth to Cal State San Bernardino’s Conversations on Race and Policing, also known as CoRP.
In subsequent court cases, three other former Minneapolis police officers implicated in Floyd’s death were given prison sentences.
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.
One hundred forums have taken place since, and video recordings of the sessions are posted online on the Conversations on Race and Policing Lecture Series Archive.
The series, which will resume next semester, is organized by Matt Patino (CSUSB MA candidate); CSUSB faculty members Mary Texeira (sociology) and Jeremy Murray (history); Robie Madrigal, public affairs/communication specialist for the CSUSB John M. Pfau Library; Michael German, fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice; and community member Stan Futch, president of the Westside Action Group.