It is my delight to return to the blogosphere with news from The Race and Policing Project. In the first week of April 2017, we will host our first public event! We are still rounding up co-sponsors (feel to volunteer!), so the flyer may be updated closer to the event. Just wanted to get the word out there! Please visit our Facebook Event page and share the word widely!
The State of Orange:
Policing Practices Impacting People of Color
An Interactive Panel
Thursday, April 6, 2017
On Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 5:30-7pm, The Race and Policing Project will present "The State of Orange: Policing Practices Impacting People of Color” in PAIS 290. “The State of Orange” is an interactive panel that will address surveillance practices shaping ethnoracially-marginalized communities through immigration, deportation, national security, and mass incarceration policies. In particular, we will highlight pedagogical approaches to addressing the sensitive topics that arise when considering the stereotypes, cultural modes, and institutional norms that are germane to upholding the institutional structures that produce state-sanctioned violence via the mechanisms of crime control, border patrol, and residential segregation. The Executive Assistant for The Race and Policing Project, Anisha Pal (junior, Psychology/Sociology double major, RISE student), will moderate the panel after Dr. Abigail A. Sewell (Director of The Race and Policing Project, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Emory University) provides some introductory comments. The panelists include Dr. Bridgette Gunnels (Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish, Oxford College), Dr. Donna Troka (Associate Director, Center for Faculty Development and Excellence), and Dr. Amber Jones (Lecturer, Division of Educational Studies). This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Residence Life, the Office of Spiritual Life, Emory Campus Life, the Muslim Student Association, and the Emory Initiative. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.