Join the Webinar
This event will be recorded and posted on the Racial Justice Initiative website.
Event time is 4:15-5:30 p.m. PDT
Join us for the inaugural event of President Melvin L. Oliver’s Racial Justice Initiative which seeks to embed the study of racial violence and justice throughout our campus and curriculum.
Activist scholars will join together in a discussion of police violence and racial justice in the 21st century.
Melvin L. Oliver, Melvin L. Oliver, the sixth president of Pitzer College, is an award-winning professor and author and a noted expert on racial and urban inequality. Oliver co-authored Black Wealth/White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality with Thomas M. Shapiro, which won many awards when it was first released in 1995. He is the co-editor of four books, including Prismatic Metropolis: Inequality in Los Angeles, and the author of numerous special journal issues and more than 50 scholarly publications.
Andrea J. Ritchie is a Black lesbian immigrant police misconduct attorney and organizer whose writing, litigation and advocacy have been focused for the past two decades on the policing and criminalization of women and LGBT people of color. She is currently Researcher-in-Residence on race, gender, sexuality and criminalization at the Barnard Center for Research on Women, where she recently launched the Interrupting Criminalization: Research in Action initiative.
john a. powell, professor of Law, African American Studies and Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley, is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties as well as on a wide range of issues including race, structural racism, ethnicity, housing, poverty and democracy. He is the director of the Othering & Belonging Institute (formerly Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society) which supports research to generate specific prescriptions for changes in policy and practice that address disparities related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability and socioeconomics in California and nationwide.
Phillip Atiba Goff is the co-founder and CEO of the Center for Policing Equity and a professor of African-American Studies and Psychology at Yale University. He received his AB from Harvard and PhD in Psychology from Stanford. He has quickly become a national leader in the science of racial bias by pioneering scientific experiments that expose how our minds learn to associate Blackness and crime implicitly—often with deadly consequences.
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