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06/15/2020
Women of Color Being Policed

https://youtu.be/e5vt2ZRpYZk

Between 2017 and 2018, we conducted 49 interviews with young Black and Latina women in the San Francisco Bay Area about their perceptions and experiences of the police. This study came on the heels of nationwide outrage about countless police killings of Black men, including Philando Castile and Alton Sterling in 2016, as well as one woman, Sandra Bland, whose life was also stricken by the same violence in 2015. Now, sparked by the killing of George Floyd only a few years later, this outrage is reignited.

To continue our #POCbeingPoliced series and further highlight the long-standing issue of racist police violence directed at women, we present the following video: “Women of Color Being Policed,” which highlights Black women’s voices, specifically. We humbly thank the women who participated in this study, many of whom courageously shared their experiences with the sole intention of making a difference by amplifying the attention paid to women of color’s experiences with police violence.

Findings from this study can be found at:
https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/UGNXMJCCZMQD2IJWEHKB/full?target=10.1080/08974454.2020.1741489

For more research on police violence and police use of force, see our public access bibliography:
https://criticalpublichealth.org/public-health-perspectives-on-police-use-of-force/

For more information about Black women and police violence, see work from The African American Policy Forum's #SayHerName campaign:
https://aapf.org/sayhername

*Please note that material in this video may be traumatic

Between 2017 and 2018, the Center for Critical Public Health conducted 49 interviews with young Black and Latina women in the San Francisco Bay Area about th...

"Just the being, you know, a Black man - I feel like it kind of does put more of a target on your back for the police. I...
06/08/2020

"Just the being, you know, a Black man - I feel like it kind of does put more of a target on your back for the police. It’s almost like they’re looking for you to do something wrong and if you’re involved with something that’s not, you know, wholesome.”
- Joe
#POCbeingPoliced

In recognition of the fortitude of those on the front lines; in honor of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and so many others whose lives have been cut short by police violence: Over the next few days the Center for Critical Public Health will highlight direct quotes from participants in our studies.

Since 2007, we’ve conducted interviews with people of color whose stories have included countless experiences with racial profiling, unjust stop and search, and police brutality. Though the studies they come from are not all focused on policing nor directly on violence, these quotes highlight how pervasive racist violence is. These participants and their experiences are unique, but the connecting thread of police violence is not.

Neither this violence nor the outrage it justifies are new. Immense gratitude to all of the participants who have generously shared their experiences with us. These voices, past and present, must be heard.

To follow this series, please join us on here on Facebook or on our Twitter feed (twitter.com/cphrg). Since this material can be traumatic, we will use the hashtag #POCbeingPoliced consistently throughout the series so you can choose to mute it any time.

"Women of color are forced to be a lot more tough and self-sufficient than anyone else. And I think that really bothers ...
06/08/2020

"Women of color are forced to be a lot more tough and self-sufficient than anyone else. And I think that really bothers the egos of a lot of cops... And they start treating you like you’re hostile."
- Frida
#POCbeingPoliced #PoliceViolence

In recognition of the fortitude of those on the front lines; in honor of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and so many others whose lives have been cut short by police violence: Over the next few days the Center for Critical Public Health will highlight direct quotes from participants in our studies.

Since 2007, we’ve conducted interviews with people of color whose stories have included countless experiences with racial profiling, unjust stop and search, and police brutality. Though the studies they come from are not all focused on policing nor directly on violence, these quotes highlight how pervasive racist violence is. These participants and their experiences are unique, but the connecting thread of police violence is not.

Neither this violence nor the outrage it justifies are new. Immense gratitude to all of the participants who have generously shared their experiences with us. These voices, past and present, must be heard.

To follow this series, please join us on here on Facebook or on our Twitter feed (twitter.com/cphrg). Since this material can be traumatic, we will use the hashtag #POCbeingPoliced consistently throughout the series so you can choose to mute it any time.

"I’m in my pajamas... Didn’t do anything.. And they just lay us down on the ground…They put cuffs on us... They said tha...
06/07/2020

"I’m in my pajamas... Didn’t do anything.. And they just lay us down on the ground…They put cuffs on us... They said that some neighbor had called and said that me and my friend were people who had robbed him" #POCbeingPoliced #PoliceViolence

In recognition of the fortitude of those on the front lines; in honor of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and so many others whose lives have been cut short by police violence: Over the next few days the Center for Critical Public Health will highlight direct quotes from participants in our studies.

Since 2007, we’ve conducted interviews with people of color whose stories have included countless experiences with racial profiling, unjust stop and search, and police brutality. Though the studies they come from are not all focused on policing nor directly on violence, these quotes highlight how pervasive racist violence is. These participants and their experiences are unique, but the connecting thread of police violence is not.

Neither this violence nor the outrage it justifies are new. Immense gratitude to all of the participants who have generously shared their experiences with us. These voices, past and present, must be heard.

To follow this series, please join us on here on Facebook or on our Twitter feed (twitter.com/cphrg). Since this material can be traumatic, we will use the hashtag #POCbeingPoliced consistently throughout the series so you can choose to mute it any time.

"The cop, he’s like, 'Come here....' He gets out of the car. I’m 13. He grabs me by my hair, grabs me on my arm, shoves ...
06/06/2020

"The cop, he’s like, 'Come here....' He gets out of the car. I’m 13. He grabs me by my hair, grabs me on my arm, shoves me on the car, like banging my face on there... They didn’t tell me anything."
- Jasmine
#POCbeingPoliced

In recognition of the fortitude of those on the front lines; in honor of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and so many others whose lives have been cut short by police violence: Over the next few days the Center for Critical Public Health will highlight direct quotes from participants in our studies.

Since 2007, we’ve conducted interviews with people of color whose stories have included countless experiences with racial profiling, unjust stop and search, and police brutality. Though the studies they come from are not all focused on policing nor directly on violence, these quotes highlight how pervasive racist violence is. These participants and their experiences are unique, but the connecting thread of police violence is not.

Neither this violence nor the outrage it justifies are new. Immense gratitude to all of the participants who have generously shared their experiences with us. These voices, past and present, must be heard.

To follow this series, please join us on here on Facebook or on our Twitter feed (twitter.com/cphrg). Since this material can be traumatic, we will use the hashtag #POCbeingPoliced consistently throughout the series so you can choose to mute it any time.

"We did this protest... [the police] detained my friend who was the only black man with us.... without giving any reason...
06/06/2020

"We did this protest... [the police] detained my friend who was the only black man with us.... without giving any reason. They throw him on the ground, start handcuffing him. We’re all, like, 'We’re these 15 people... Why are you detaining him?'" #POCbeingPoliced #BLUEFALL

In recognition of the fortitude of those on the front lines; in honor of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and so many others whose lives have been cut short by police violence: Over the next few days the Center for Critical Public Health will highlight direct quotes from participants in our studies.

Since 2007, we’ve conducted interviews with people of color whose stories have included countless experiences with racial profiling, unjust stop and search, and police brutality. Though the studies they come from are not all focused on policing nor directly on violence, these quotes highlight how pervasive racist violence is. These participants and their experiences are unique, but the connecting thread of police violence is not.

Neither this violence nor the outrage it justifies are new. Immense gratitude to all of the participants who have generously shared their experiences with us. These voices, past and present, must be heard.

To follow this series, please join us on here on Facebook or on our Twitter feed (twitter.com/cphrg). Since this material can be traumatic, we will use the hashtag #POCbeingPoliced consistently throughout the series so you can choose to mute it any time.

In recognition of the fortitude of those on the front lines; in honor of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, To...
06/06/2020

In recognition of the fortitude of those on the front lines; in honor of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and so many others whose lives have been cut short by police violence: Over the next few days the Center for Critical Public Health will highlight direct quotes from participants in our studies.

Since 2007, we’ve conducted interviews with people of color whose stories have included countless experiences with racial profiling, unjust stop and search, and police brutality. Though the studies they come from are not all focused on policing nor directly on violence, these quotes highlight how pervasive racist violence is. These participants and their experiences are unique, but the connecting thread of police violence is not.

Neither this violence nor the outrage it justifies are new. Immense gratitude to all of the participants who have generously shared their experiences with us. These voices, past and present, must be heard.

To follow this series, please join us on here on Facebook or on our Twitter feed (twitter.com/cphrg). Since this material can be traumatic, we will use the hashtag #POCbeingPoliced consistently throughout the series so you can choose to mute it any time.

New paper: Some Are Good, Some Are Bad’: Perceptions of the Police from Black and Latina Women Living in the San Francis...
03/27/2020
‘Some Are Good, Some Are Bad’: Perceptions of the Police from Black and Latina Women Living in the San Francisco Bay Area

New paper: Some Are Good, Some Are Bad’: Perceptions of the Police from Black and Latina Women Living in the San Francisco Bay Area
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08974454.2020.1741489
by Ida Wilson, Tamar Antin & Geoffrey Hunt

(2020). ‘Some Are Good, Some Are Bad’: Perceptions of the Police from Black and Latina Women Living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Women & Criminal Justice. Ahead of Print.

Free e-print of our recent paper, "'Congenial drinking’ and accomplishments of place-belongingness among young people in...
08/16/2019
‘Congenial drinking’ and accomplishments of place-belongingness among young people in rural Denmark

Free e-print of our recent paper, "'Congenial drinking’ and accomplishments of place-belongingness among young people in rural Denmark" available at
https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/SIE4ukYsEHkK43wNC44n/full?target=10.1080%2F13676261.2019.1635682&

(2019). ‘Congenial drinking’ and accomplishments of place-belongingness among young people in rural Denmark. Journal of Youth Studies. Ahead of Print.

"I think we, as public health professionals, need to take a step back to consider whether our approaches to e-cigarettes...
03/28/2019
The Sacramento Bee

"I think we, as public health professionals, need to take a step back to consider whether our approaches to e-cigarettes have been shaped in ways that will ultimately benefit the health of all young people" - Tamar Marie Johnson Antin

Some California lawmakers want a crackdown on flavored tobacco products.

But here's why that might not be the best approach:

Our new paper: Is Smoking Queer?Free e-print at: https://bit.ly/2E8Wa2T
02/12/2019
Julia McQuoid on Twitter

Our new paper: Is Smoking Queer?
Free e-print at: https://bit.ly/2E8Wa2T

“Really compelling accounts from LGBTQ+ young adults of tobacco denormalization. Well done Emile Sanders and team! "Is Smoking Queer? Implications of California Tobacco Denormalization Strategies for Queer Current and Former Smokers" https://t.co/CQ1HpucV9a @CPHRG @AntinTamar”

Our presentation at last week's Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists (SALIS) conference on critical publ...
05/10/2018
The what is and why bother with a critical public health - Center for Critical Public Health

Our presentation at last week's Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists (SALIS) conference on critical public health and why it matters
https://criticalpublichealth.org/blog/2018/05/10/the-what-is-and-why-bother-with-a-critical-public-health/

2018 SALIS/MHL Conference Presentation An audio version of this presentation is available on YouTube. About Latest Posts Follow Tamar AntinDirector at Center for Critical Public HealthTamar Antin is a Research Scientist at the Prevention Research Center and the Principal Investigator of the Californ...

Looking forward to presenting at the Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists (SALIS) conference this week. ...
05/02/2018

Looking forward to presenting at the Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists (SALIS) conference this week. Librarians are the best.

SALIS Turns 40 and We're Comin' Home to Celebrate!

2018 SALIS & AMHL Conference
May 1-4, 2018
Berkeley City Club, Berkeley, CA, USA

In honor of SALIS's 40th birthday, we're hosting the 2018 SALIS & AMHL Conference in Berkeley, California, home of SALIS Home! This is a conference you won't want to miss, packed with informative presentations, educational posters, engaging SIG and committee meetings, endearing colleagues, and LOTS of celebration!

The deadline for room reservations is February 1, 2018. Get information on rates and how to reserve your room on the conference website: http://salis.org/conference/conference.html

New on our blog: Truth telling, trust and e-cigaretteshttps://criticalpublichealth.org/blog/2018/03/30/truth-telling-tru...
04/02/2018
Truth-telling, trust and e-cigarettes - Center for Critical Public Health

New on our blog: Truth telling, trust and e-cigarettes
https://criticalpublichealth.org/blog/2018/03/30/truth-telling-trust-and-e-cigarettes/

It should go without saying that public health institutions and researchers have an obligation to tell the truth. In principle, there aren’t many stakeholders in e-cigarette research who would argue otherwise. But questions about whose truth and how information about e-cigarettes should be communi...

Oakland LGBTQ Community Center
03/20/2018

Oakland LGBTQ Community Center

SAVE THE DATE - SUNDAY APRIL 29
LGBTQ HOLISTIC HEALTH & WELLNESS DAY!
Oakland's first ever - LGBTQ+ Holistic Health & Wellness Day!
See following link for details.
https://www.oaklandlgbtqcenter.org/health-wellness

New post on our blog: "Who does research on the researcher?"https://criticalpublichealth.org/blog/2018/02/12/who-does-re...
02/15/2018
Who does research on the researcher? | Center for Critical Public Health

New post on our blog: "Who does research on the researcher?"
https://criticalpublichealth.org/blog/2018/02/12/who-does-research-on-the-researcher/

(Image in public domain) Since February of last year, I have been talking to Black and Latina women from the Bay Area about their perceptions of and experiences with police. These women that I have had the pleasure of speaking with have all been between the ages of 18-25. As I have sat with stories....

09/20/2017
Welcome to the Neighborhood! | Center for Critical Public Health

Welcome to the neighborhood, Oakland LGBTQ Community Center! So many of our research participants have been looking for "a central place to simply 'be themselves in the world.'"

https://criticalpublichealth.org/blog/2017/09/20/welcome-to-the-neighborhood/

If you're in the East Bay, be sure to check out their services and calendar of events at https://www.oaklandlgbtqcenter.org/

“I think moving to the Bay Area, moving to Berkeley and Oakland and being in the East Bay where there is more exposure to just more self-love culture and what that looks like, and then also just witnessing my queer friends and kind of being an observer of the queer community and really admiring and…

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