The inaugural conference on April 19 will bring together representatives of higher education, law enforcement and corrections, community-based organizations and rehabilitative agencies to raise awareness of the challenges formerly incarcerated and system-impacted individuals face, and opportunities available to help them succeed.
“IE to Ph.D. & Policing The Inland” will be presented by Humberto Flores, a doctoral candidate in sociology from UC Santa Barbara. The program is free and open to the public, and will be livestreamed on Zoom at 1 p.m. March 14.
Yale University professor Beverly Gage will discuss her biography on J. Edgar Hoover, director of the FBI from 1924 to until he died in 1972, at the next Conversations on Race and Policing.
Cerise Castle, who wrote an award-winning investigative project on deputy gangs in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, appear on the weekly program at 1 p.m. Feb. 28 on Zoom.
Nena Torrez (education) was interviewed for a segment on the Project Impact initiative to increase the number of K-12 male teachers of color, and Annika Anderson (sociology) discussed the work of Project Rebound, which assists the formerly incarcerated enroll at CSUSB and obtain their college degrees.
Alec Karakatsanis, a civil rights lawyer and social justice advocate, will discuss his work and his book, “Unusual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Justice System,” at the next Conversations on Race and Policing, which will be livestreamed on Zoom.
Megan Carroll (sociology) talked about celebrating love in all forms and Nicole Collier (criminal justice) cowrote a study on recidivism among homicide offenders.
St. Louis-based writer, journalist, and poet Jacqui Germain will read from and discuss her debut collection of poetry, “Bittering the Wound,” a first-person retelling of the uprising in the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown by a police officer.
Stacy Morris (child development), José A. Muñoz and Ethel Mickey (sociology) each published papers on their areas of research.