College of Humanities

The Racialized Criminalization of Life

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Oviatt Room 25 (garden-level)

WHY and HOW is criminality in the US racialized? HOW are some lives marked unworthy of being lived and even killable? This panel addresses the racial discrepancies in the criminal legal system, which incarcerates predominantly people of color. Since criminalization is largely driven by notions of war (e.g. war on crime, war on drugs, war on gangs, etc.), we center the discussion on “LIFE”.

Dr. Lisa Marie Cacho is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of Social Death: Racialized Rightlessness and the Criminalization of the Unprotected.

Humberto Guizar, has been litigating civil rights and personal injury cases for 27 years. Humberto uses his personal journey from gang member to attorney to speak about the criminalization of Latino/a youth.

Armando Gudiño is a Southern California Policy Associate for the Drug Policy Alliance and CSUN alum.

Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Time: 4pm-6pm

Where: Oviatt Room 25 (garden-level of Library)


Event Sponsored by the College of Humanities Academic Programming Fund, the Research & Graduate Studies Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program, Civil Discourse & Social Change, CESPA and the Chicana/o Studies Department.