Race and Policing in the United States

Race and Policing in the United States
Where: Online
Begins: Oct. 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Ends: Oct. 21, 2020 at 7:30 pm

This event is the third part of our forum series: “WTF is Going On: Race and the Criminal Justice System.”

At this event, Dubuque Police Department’s Chief, Mark Dalsing, along with members of the UW-Platteville community will speak about race and policing in the United States. The speakers will discuss a variety of issues including how racism (within structures and police departments) contributes to the mistreatment of black communities. In addition to Chief Dalsing, presenters at the forum will include Dr. Camie Morris, Dr. Staci Strobl, and Dr. Rosalyn Broussard. The forum will be moderated by Dr. Melissa Gormley.

Series description: The recent George Floyd killing has brought the issue of racial injustice within our society to the fore. This series will open up a space for the UW-Platteville community to learn about historical, structural, and systemic issues related to race and the criminal justice system.  Series contributors include scholars, experts, and field practitioners, each offering deep insights into the issue and providing suggestions about what we as a society and as individuals can do to effect change. The series fits within UW-Platteville’s long tradition of developing innovative “beyond-the-classroom” opportunities for student learning and helping the wider community to better understand such significant moments of social change. The series also fits within the broader democratic tradition of working towards a more just and egalitarian society for all.