Arts and Social Change: Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
Our screening of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 takes place at 7:30 pm on October 14 in Cubberley Auditorium. Following the screening, Ms. Smith and Harry Elam, Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education, will engage in a Q&A session. This screening is part of the 2015-16 Live Context: Art + Ideas series on Arts and Social Change.
To help you learn more about disparities in law enforcement and police violence, we've compiled a preliminary list of policy solutions, organizations, and resources.
POLICIES & INITIATIVES
President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Report and The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) within the Department of Justice is dedicated to national efforts to implement recommendations made by the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Report, which outlines meaningful solutions to strengthen trust and collaboration between law enforcement agencies and communities they serve.
Campaign Zero is a blueprint for reducing disproportionate police violence among communities of color created by #BlackLivesMatter and criminal justice reformers, connecting activists and individuals with data and structural solutions. Campaign Zero’s 10-point policy platform includes demilitarizing police and limiting use-of-force, increasing community oversight, body cameras, and officer training, and requiring independent investigation and prosecution of police violence cases.
End Racial Profiling Act of 2015 (HR1993/S1056) is proposed federal legislation that would prohibit any law enforcement agent or agency from engaging in racial profiling, mandate data collection, and provide for retraining of law enforcement officials on how to prevent racially discriminatory policing.
California AB-953 & AB-619 are California state legislation that aim to curb biased policing with updated definitions of profiling and the required collection of demographic data associated with police stops and instances of force resulting in death or serious bodily injury.
ORGANIZATIONS & RESOURCES
ACLU of Northern California (Mid-Peninsula Chapter) works to stop discrimination and bias in criminal justice, education, and voting rights and to empower communities and help people stand up for their civil rights through legal and legislative advocacy.
Cop Watch is a network of activist organizations, originally established in Berkeley, which monitors and documents police activity and conducts public “Know Your Rights” forums to empower citizens and to hold law enforcement accountable and prevent police misconduct.
The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is a Bay Area organization that challenges abuses in the U.S. criminal justice system, promotes bold alternatives to incarceration and violence, and ensures dignity and opportunity for low-income people and people of color.
National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) ensures equity in the administration of justice in the provision of public service to all communities and serves as the conscience of law enforcement, providing training workshops for young people and police to improve communication and mutual understanding of laws and rights.
Stanford Center for Social Psychological Answers to Real-World Questions (SPARQ) is a “do tank” that partners with practitioners in government, business, and nonprofits to ignite change and craft solutions to our communities’ most pressing problems, including the effects of implicit biases on education, employment, healthcare, and criminal justice.