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"Policing Los Angeles and Race in Contemporary America" - Max Felker-Kantor
Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Contact History Professor Nathan Brouwer (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1792 | [email protected]

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A discussion with Guest Speaker Max Felker-Kantor — Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History at Ball State University and author of the upcoming book “Policing Los Angeles Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD.”

11:00 am Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the RLC Student Center Private Dining Room.

In the decades after the 1965 Watts uprising, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) underwent dramatic changes that intensified its power and authority to maintain order. In response to perceived police abuses of power, many Black and Latino/a activists made issues surrounding policing a central component in the struggle for racial justice after the 1960s. Focusing on the mobilization around policing, this talk explores how inner-city residents of color challenged punitive policies and aggressive policing that they believed operated to exclude people of color from full social membership in American society.

Location RLC Student Center, Ina Campus
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