Conversations with Black and Brown in Blue Speaker Series Featuring Cynthia Renaud and Dr. John Brown Childs

Don't miss the last pair of speakers in the Fall 2021 installment of Conversations with Black and Brown in BlueCynthia Renaud will speak alongside Dr. John Brown Childs.

After spending nearly three decades in local law enforcement, Cynthia Renaud retired as Chief of Police from the Santa Monica Police Department in October 2020. She is currently the immediate past president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the world’s largest and most influential professional association for police leaders. Chief Renaud spent many years working uniformed patrol assignments and special investigations positions. 

Dr. John Brown Childs has worked for over a decade, as a community partner with Chiefs Nader Oweis and Mary Garcia at the University of California Santa Cruz, Police Department. He is the author of numerous works including the book Transcommunality, from the Politics of Conversion to the Ethics of Respect. This book discusses ways in which people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives can, with mutual respect, work together, and learn from one another, while holding on to their own cultural and personal foundations. In 1965, he took part in the Civil Rights Movement in Montgomery, Alabama as an ally of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

A five-part series, which is co-sponsored by the School of Social Sciences, Conversations with Black and Brown in Blue, will bring a variety of accomplished experts across multiple professional arenas with the goal of understanding community needs while fostering a more inclusive law enforcement community environment. The program was designed to encourage open and honest dialogue in order to reduce barriers and misperceptions and provide thoughtful insight about ongoing efforts in communities throughout the nation that hold promise for real substantive and sustainable change.

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