Speakers

Morning keynote from Robert Ross, President and Chief Executive Officer of The California Endowment. Ross will discuss his recent national tour exploring the issues affecting young men of color, as well as efforts to dismantle structural racism.

Panel discussion: “Restorative Justice: A healing alternative for systems, schools and communities.” Panelists Alicia Virani, equal justice fellow and restorative justice specialist with The California Conference; Denise Curtis, program manager for restorative community conferencing for Community Works West; and Edgar Dormitorio, assistant dean of students at UC Irvine will discuss the implementation of restorative justice practices and principles in secondary schools, the community and as an alternative to the juvenile justice system.

Panel discussion: “The Death of Kelly Thomas: Human Relations In Crisis.” Former Fullerton City Councilwoman Pam Keller and Rusty Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer of the Orange County Human Relations will discuss the fallout from the fatal beating of a homeless man by Fullerton police.

Afternoon keynote from USC Sociology Professor Manuel Pastor, who will discussion the recent “California Immigrant Integration Scorecard,” issued by the University of Southern California’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, which measured immigrant integration and profess across 10 California regions: Santa Clara, East Bay, San Diego, Sacramento, Orange, San Francisco, the Inland Empire, Los Angeles, San Joaquin and Fresno.

Teresa Castellanos, coordinator of Immigrant Relations and Integration Services for Santa Clara County’s Office of Human Relations, will discuss her county’s ranking on the scorecard and what Santa Clara officials are doing assist immigrants in their area.