Discussion of “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Why the Protests in Ferguson and Baltimore Matter, and How They Changed America”

April 12th: 9:30 pm - 10:45 pm @ Zoom Webinar

The Center for Politics and the People (CPP) will host a ZOOM webinar with Dr. Jennifer E. Cobbina, Associate Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. She will discuss her book, “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Why the Protests in Ferguson and Baltimore Matter, and How They Changed America.”

Based on interviews with close to 200 protesters in Ferguson and Baltimore after the killing of unarmed Black men by police, Professor Cobbina examines how protesters perceived their relations with police and the state of their communities, and how these and other experiences galvanized the Black Lives Matter movement. In her book, she explains that Black Lives Matter has as a major goal for greater investments in minority communities for education, employment and social services. She argues that enhancing individual, family and community well-being in Black communities will provide a more effective way to reduce crime and protect public safety than pouring more money into policing and prisons.

Click here for Dr. Jennifer E. Cobbina’s full biography.

Please register below to attend the event.


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