Panel Discussion: CONSTRUCTIVE MEASURES: VIOLENCE & YOUTH CULTURE
Saturday, March 16 · 1 - 3 pm
Admission to this event is FREE to the public
In conjunction with In Our Sights, UCR/CMP presents a panel
discussion entitled Constructive Measures: Violence & Youth Culture.
Rather than focusing on physical controls (such as gun control or law enforcement),
this panel intends to raise awareness of the social forces that foster violence
in American youth culture. And, more importantly, how we as a society can
change this mindset. Participants will include professionals and public
officials who deal with these issues on a daily basis as well as individuals
who will share their firsthand experiences with gun violence.
- Rick Facciolo: principal of Sacred Heart Middle School in Redlands, CA. Last January, Facciolo was shot in the face by an eighth-grade student after reprimanding the youth for violating the school's dress code.
- Ramiro Peréz: Peréz and three friends were shot by another teenager two years ago in a dispute over a girl.
- Oscar Grant: Education Specialist for STAR (Straight Talk About Risks), a K-12 curriculum about preventing gun violence. STAR is a program of the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence.
- Jay Dover: Editorial Director for the Center for Media Literacy in Los Angeles. Dover edited CML's acclaimed educational kit "Beyond Blame: Challenging Violence in the Media," and also edits theri on-line materials and quarterly Connections publication.
- Murray Schiller: Coordinator of Project RAD (Riverside Against Drugs) and the Student Assistance Programs for the Alvord Unified School District in Riverside. She serves on the citywide Gang Violence Supression Task Force, Parenting Program Center for Media Literacy, Riverside Against Taggers, and many other community outreach projects.
- Robert Spira, moderator
Deputy District Attorney, Riverside County District Attorney's Office, Spira is a member of the office's Gang Supression Unit.
Community Activities & Workshops
CMP is working with local schools to organize a series of classes designed
to help parents respond constructively and effectively to violence in the