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California
Local history:
In Detention
How have youth been criminalized?
University of California, Riverside
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California Museum of Photography, University of California Riverside
3824 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501-3624
May 7, 2016August 6, 2016

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California: In Detention
How have youth been criminalized?
University of California, Riverside

Since the opening of state institutions for “juvenile delinquents” and “uncivilized” Native American children in the 1890s, young people of color and those with disabilities have been disproportionately subjected to technologies and cultures of control. Whittier State School for juvenile offenders and Riverside’s Sherman Institute both used disciplinary regimens and scientific research to link race to criminality. The purpose, at best, was to assimilate and train youth for menial labor and, at worst, to segregate, incarcerate, and sterilize them. Like the mid-twentieth century fears of “juvenile delinquents,” gang injunctions since the 1980s and racial profiling continue the policing of youth culture. Schools, too, with police, surveillance, cell-like buildings, and punitive testing, bear hallmarks of a penal system. Though legally bound to reside within these technologies of control, youth find ways to resist criminal labeling, and they fight for change.

Our Point of View

UCR is a socioeconomically diverse campus with many people directly affected by racial profiling, detention, and incarceration. As graduate students educated in the California system, our aim was to trace a long history of how state institutions, from schools to prisons, have waged war on marginalized youth. We also wanted to spotlight community-generated, youth-driven social change.

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California: In Detention    University of California, Riverside
How have youth been criminalized?
California: In Detention
How have youth been criminalized?
  University of California, Riverside

National Exhibition Venue    California Museum of Photography, University of California Riverside

Public Dialogues and Events
| May 7 – August 6, 2016

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Exhibition
May 21, 2016
Youth Justice Coalition rally outside Royal Learning Center 2013

Youth Justice Coalition rally outside Royal Learning Center, Los Angeles, 2013. Credit: Lucy Guanuna.

Youth Justice Coalition rally outside Royal Learning Center 2013

Youth Justice Coalition rally outside Royal Learning Center, Los Angeles, 2013. Credit: Lucy Guanuna.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

California Public Dialogue and Exhibit Opening Reception

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Public Discussion
Youth Justice in the Inland Empire
Universalist Unitarian Church
3525 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501
Saturday, May 21, 2016, 3 – 5pm

Exhibit Opening Reception
States of Incarceration
UCR’s California Museum of Photography
3824 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501
Saturday, May 21, 2016, 6 – 9pm

Free and open to the public

Accompanying the exhibit States of Incarceration: A National Dialogue of Local Histories on view at the California Museum of Photography, Youth Justice in the Inland Empire is a community conversation held off-site at Riverside’s historic Universalist Unitarian Church (3525 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501). This...read more…

Time: 
3PM-9PM
Venue: 

UCR’s California Museum of Photography
3824 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501

Jun 3, 2016
Last Day of Freedom

Last Day of Freedom

Friday, June 3, 2016

Policing Mental Health: Film Screenings and Public Dialogue

Description: 

Last Day Of Freedom; Code (Double Feature)

Directed by: Dee Hibbert Jones and Nomi Talisman; Dixie Gamble

Two films exploring the crossroads where criminal justice and mental health intersect, and the tragic consequences.

Last Day of Freedom

An Animated Documentary

Directed by Dee Hibbert Jones and Nomi Talisman

2015 | USA | 32 minutes | Unrated

When Bill Babbitt realized that his brother Manny had committed a crime, he agonized over the decision to call the police, knowing that Manny could face the death penalty but hoping he would instead receive the help he needed. Manny, an African American veteran who served two tours in Vietnam,...read more…

Time: 
7 PM
Venue: 

Culver Center Screening Room, UCR ARTSblock
3834 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501

Performance
Jun 4, 2016
Chasing Monsters from Under the Bed

Chasing Monsters from Under the Bed

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Chasing Monsters from Under the Bed: Performance and Public Dialogue

Description: 

The performance will be followed by a discussion with Dr. Greer Sullivan, Director, Center for Healthy Communities, UCR School of Medicine, and several cast and community members.

Los Angeles Poverty Department
Chasing Monsters from Under the Bed

Free and open to the public

The United States has ten times more mentally ill people in its prisons than in psychiatric hospitals. Closer to home, one of every five people released from incarceration in Los Angeles County go directly to the street.

The theatrical presentation of the Los Angeles Poverty Department’s Chasing Monsters from Under the Bed explores processes of recovery from mental illness...read more…

Time: 
7 PM
Venue: 

Culver Center for the Arts, UCR ARTSblock
3834 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501

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