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Conversations on Race and Policing

Cat Brooks, co-founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP)
April 19, 2021

“The Anti Police-Terror Project: A Dialogue with Cat Brooks” will be the focus of the next Conversations on Race and Policing, 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, on Zoom.

Award-winning author Ben Montgomery will present “A Shot in the Moonlight: How a Freed Slave and Confederate Soldier Fought for Justice in the Jim Crow South,” 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, on Zoom.
April 12, 2021

“A Shot in the Moonlight: How a Freed Slave and Confederate Soldier Fought for Justice in the Jim Crow South,” presented by award-winning author Ben Montgomery, will be the focus of the next Conversations on Race and Policing, 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, on Zoom.

Kathryn Ervin
April 5, 2021

“The Pride of Lions,” presented by Kathryn Ervin, CSUSB professor of theatre arts, is the title of the next Conversations on Race and Policing, 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, on Zoom.

Documentary film, ‘Let the Fire Burn,’ topic of next Conversations on Race and Policing
March 22, 2021

The film, which is about the 1985 incident in which the Philadelphia Police Department dropped a military-grade explosive on a row house during a standoff, leading to the deaths of 11 people (five of them children) and destroying 61 homes, will be shown at the next Conversations on Race and Policing, 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, on Zoom.

The work of the Community Alert Patrol, formed in the aftermath of the 1965 Watts Rebellion in Los Angeles, will be the topic of the next Conversations on Race and Policing, 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, on Zoom.
March 15, 2021

“Reflections on Resistance: The Community Alert Patrol and the Struggle Against Police Terror,” which is open to the public, will be livestreamed on Zoom beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 17.

A scene from the World Trade Organization protests in Seattle, Wash., November 1999. Norman Stamper, who was chief of police in Seattle at the time of the protests, will be the guest speaker at the March 10 Conversations on Race and Policing. Photo: J.Narrin/Wikimedia Commons
March 8, 2021

The presentation by retired Seattle Police Chief Norman Harvey Stamper, “Breaking Rank: A Top Cop’s Exposé of the Dark Side of American Policing,” will be livestreamed on Zoom beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 10.

Police car light bar.
March 1, 2021

The presentation, “Policing Different DNAs: How Our Focus on Diversity in Policing May Be Misguided,” will be livestreamed on Zoom beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 3.

The PBS documentary, “Slavery by Another Name,” will be screened and followed by discussion led by Marc Robinson, CSUSB assistant professor of history, when the next Conversations on Race and Policing convenes virtually on Wednesday, Feb. 24.
February 22, 2021

The film and discussion at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, will focus on when African American men, “often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested, compelled to work without pay, repeatedly bought and sold, and coerced to do the bidding of masters … well into the 20th century.”

Youth from the Florencia barrio of South Central Los Angeles arrive at Belvedere Park for La Marcha Por La Justicia, January 31, 1971. Photo: Luis C. Garza. Courtesy of the photographer and the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. From the “Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties” website.
February 15, 2021

The presentation, “Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties,” which takes its title from the book by guest speakers Mike Davis and Jon Wiener, will be livestreamed on Zoom beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17.