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YCCS U - Semester 2 (2021) has ended
Semester 2 : February 8, 2021 to June 22, 2021
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Thursday, June 17 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
*POLICE REFORM LIMITED


Limited Capacity seats available

Across the country, communities of color are calling  for policy reform. Why, because people of color make up about 37.4 percent of the general population but make up 62.7 percent of unarmed people killed by police. In this course you will learn about the issues around why civil right activists are calling for police reform, including defunding the police. You will research data and statistics concerning police misconduct. You will use this information to propose a piece of legislation that addresses the areas of reform which will be subject to teacher, peer and expert review before submission to government officials.
Students will learn about racial disparities in the criminal justice system and reflect upon how whites and people of color have different experiences with law enforcement. Students will give their own perspective of law enforcement by presenting a skit. Students will research data, statistics, and historical issues concerning police misconduct and relationship to communities of color and use this information to propose a piece of legislation that addresses the areas of reform.

Adjunct Instructors
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Michael Seibert

Social Sciences Instructor, MLLA (YCCS)
Mr. Michael Seibert is a Social Studies Teacher and Co-Chair of the Civic Engagement Initiative at YCCS-McKinley Lakeside Leadership Academy. Mr. Seibert has a special interest in police reform and  seeks to help youth better understand how to interact with the police.



Thursday June 17, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Online
  Social Studies