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UCR, Community, to Discuss Tyisha Miller Death

UCR, Community, to Discuss Tyisha Miller Death

(January 22, 1999)

"Violence in Riverside: A Symposium on the State of Our Community and the Death of Tyisha Miller" will be held at 3:10 p.m. Thursday, January 28, in the Science Library Commons Room at the University of California, Riverside.

The discussion, sparked by the controversial shooting by police of an African-American woman locked in her car, is sponsored by several campus organizations. They include: the Center for Asian Pacific America, Asian Pacific Student Programs, the Paul Robeson Center for Legal and Historical Research, the Center for Women in Research Coalition, the Ernesto Galarza Public Policy and Humanities Research Institute, and UCR Campus Relations.

The scheduled speakers are from UCR and the community: Christine Gailey, chair of the Women's Studies Department; Maria Anna Gonzales, past member of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Advisory Committee and a campus researcher; Maggie Hawkins, director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center; Robert Nava, assistant vice chancellor for governmental and community relations; Armando Navarro, chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies; Devra Weber, director of the Center for Women in Research Coalition; and Javier Rosales, administrator for the Human Relations Commission of the City of Riverside. A time for audience participation will follow the prepared presentations.

The event is free and open to the public, however campus parking costs $3. Permits for Lot 13 are available at the University Avenue entrance kiosk.

More information is available through Deborah Wong, director of the Center for Asian Pacific America, via email at: or via telephone at: (909) 274-0284.

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