COPS & COMMUNITIES: CIRCLING UP
March 28, 2019, 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 28th, 2019
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
The USC School of Cinematic Arts and Center for Council
invite you and a guest to attend a special screening of the documentary short film
Cops & Communities: Circling Up
Followed by a conversation with:
Father Greg Boyle, Founder of Homeboy Industries
LAPD Lieutenant Gena Brooks
LAPD Deputy Chief Phillip Tingirides (Ret.)
Samuel Escobar, Center for Council Outreach Associate and recent parolee
Moderated by Jared Seide, Executive Director of Center for Council
7:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 28th, 2019
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
Find out more about Center for Council here.
About Cops & Communities: Circling Up - The Documentary
In September 2018, Center for Council brought together a group of law enforcement officers and community leaders to explore where there is common ground in their seemingly disparate experiences and how Council can serve as a model for improving community-police relations.
Running time: 23 minutes.
About the Guests
Father Greg Boyle, Founder of Homeboy Industries: “Compassion isn't just about feeling the pain of others; it's about bringing them in toward yourself. If we love what God loves, then, in compassion, margins get erased.”
LAPD Lieutenant Gena Brooks, “In this community it can represent oppression, it can represent something very negative, but I’ve been proud to wear this uniform for the past 30 years.”
LAPD Deputy Chief Phillip Tingirides (Ret.): “Effective policing requires building deep relationships and real personal connections with the people whom you’re charged with protecting.”
Samuel Escobar, Center for Council Outreach Associate and recent parolee: “We don’t need to be enemies, we can be activists, we can have disagreements, we can do all of that… but we can do it in council, we can do it in a circle…”
About Cops & Communities: Circling Up - The Center for Council Program
As relations between law enforcement and community members become increasingly strained, Center for Council is committed to finding ways to foster recognition of both our diverse cultures and shared humanity, as well as promote practices that generate productive dialogue and opportunities for connection. Cops & Communities: Circling Up enables law enforcement officers and community leaders to explore the common ground in their differing experiences and the ways in which Council can foster critical conversations around improving community-police relations and neighborhood resilience.
Through the simple act of sharing our authentic stories and listening to the stories of others without judgment, Cops & Communities: Circling Up offers an opportunity for law enforcement officers and community activists to explore common aspirations and challenges, build bridges, and explore collaboration within the greater community. In this project, unlikely partnerships are launched to address common interests and concerns, supporting a more engaged, resilient and compassionate community. As leaders emerge from both groups, Center for Council intends to launch 'crisis response teams,' comprised of skilled officers and community leaders, prepared to co-facilitate Council circles when and where needed for communities experiencing stress and turmoil.
For more information on this and other Center for Council programs, please contact us.
Check-In & Reservations
This screening is free of charge and open to the public Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.
All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.
The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at the USC Royal Street Entrance, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street. We recommend the USC Royal Street Structure, at the far end of 34th Street. Limited street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.
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