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Webinar: 'Racializing Police Violence'

Tuesday, 14 July, 2020

The American Sociological Association will host a webinar, “Racializing Police Violence,” at 1 p.m., Central Standard Time (CST) on Tuesday, July 14. Keon Gilbert, DrPH, co-director of the Institute for Healing Justice and Equity, and associate professor in the College for Public Health and Social Justice, will moderate the discussion.

About the Webinar

The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Rayshard Brooks have galvanized the United States to address police brutality and systemic racism. Tune in to hear from scholars who have studied this topic for years as they provide information about the racial and organizational context of police violence.

This virtual session for the American Sociological Association focuses on innovative empirical applications to better understanding trends in police officer decision-making, how local policies influence policing outcomes, and the role of civilian characteristics in the likelihood of experiencing a police shooting.


Long Doan, Ph.D., assistant professor  and director, Group Processes Lab Department of Sociology University of Maryland

Odis Johnson, Ph.D., professor of education and sociology, and director, Institute in Critical Quantitative, Computational and Mixed Methodologies at Washington University St. Louis

Alyasah “Ali” Sewell, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Emory University

Chris M. Smith, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto

Attend the webinar here.