School Policing: An American Function - Gonson Daytime Lecture & Discussion

October 7, 2020

School

Online via Zoom
Cambridge MA 02138

October 7, 2020
1:00pm – 3:00pm

OCTOBER 7

SCHOOL POLICING: AN AMERICAN FUNCTION

Cindy Ok | MEd; Truman Capote Fellow, Iowa Writers’ Workshop; former Educational Leadership Alumni Fellow, UCLA

Rising evidence of abuse by police officers in U.S. schools and new data analyses of school arrests indicate disparities across racist and ableist lines. A bipartisan movement placing police in schools since the 1990s has exacerbated structural biases in schools, not only reflecting the school-to-prison pipeline but contributing to it. Tracing the development of these officers’ roles in policy, law, and practice will reveal a microcosm of federal systems, anti-Blackness, and American blame and punishment.

About the Gonson Daytime Lecture & Discussion Series:

This talk is part of Cambridge Center for Adult Education's Gonson Daytime Lectures. Stimulate your mind mid-day with lunchtime lecture on topics in everything from history and current events, to culture and personal wellness. To learn more about these lectures, visit ccae.org/gonson-lectures.

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