Film Discussion – ‘American Skin’

SCI hosted a discussion with actor and director Nate Parker about his film “American Skin.” SCI Director Dr. Erroll Southers provided the welcome, and the conversation included Shyhiem Parker and police officers from the Santa Monica Police Department, the LAPD, and USC’s Department of Public Safety. The panel discussed the premise for the film and allowed police officers, diverse in departments and ethnicity, to share about the challenges and misconstructions they face while doing their jobs.

Watch the full discussion below.

Safe Communities Institute

The Safe Communities Institute (SCI) at the USC Price School of Public Policy continues a more than 60-year tradition of research, interdisciplinary education, and collaboration to advance sustainable “whole-of-community” public safety strategies, policies, and programs. SCI takes a holistic approach to encouraging and informing public safety efforts through collaboration between all public safety disciplines and the communities they serve.

Officer Spotlight - Sergeant Arlen Castillo is an 18-year veteran of the El Monte Police Department. Currently assigned to the patrol division, she is also a member of the Public Information Officer team and is dedicated to building connections between the community and law enforcement. Read more.

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