Panel discussion designed to spark dialogue on marginalized communities

Dominican hosted a panel discussion on February 23 designed to spark continued dialogue about how to change the structures that hurt marginalized communities.

The event, Policing, Prisons, and Marginalized Communities, was open to the public in Guzman Lecture Hall. It was part of the University’s Democracy and Equity Initiative and was presented by Dominican’s School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Dominican’s Service-Learning program, Associated Students of Dominican University (ASDU), Black Student Union, and Muslim Student Association.

Featured panelists scheduled to speak were Donté Clark of the RYSE Center in Richmond, Jimmy Wu of Inside Out Writers Alumni Advocacy Director, Asian Prisoner Support Committee Reentry Coordinator Nghiep Ke Lam, Tash Nguyen of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and Jill Peeler, a Marin County Sheriff’s Office employee and cultural awareness program mentor.

Dominican extended an invitation to the panelists to share their stories of living in and working with vulnerable people and communities that are heavily impacted by policing and prisons. The invite included a panelist who works with law enforcement.

The goal is to live in safe communities where there is access to good education, jobs, healthcare, and green spaces. The project at Dominican is funded by a grant from Cal Humanities.

For more information, contact Dr. Laura Stivers, AHSS Dean, at 415-257-1382 or email [email protected]


February 22, 2017