Here is a talk titled, “‘The Police as Amplifiers: Noise, the State, and Policing the Crisis,” that I gave at the 2014 Invisible Places, Sounding Cities Conference in Viseu, Portugal.
I organized and presided over this roundtable at the California Sociological Association including panelists: Oliver John Baptiste, Sociology, California State University, Dominguez Hills, with “Factoring Socioeconomics and Court-Documented Eviction History: Rental Sustainability in the New Market”; Corina Diaz, Sociology, California State University, Dominguez Hills, with “Borrowed Space: Perceptions of Chronic Homelessness in Long Beach”; and myself, Jeb Aram Middlebrook, Sociology, California State University, Dominguez Hills, with “The Sound of the Police: Listening to Criminal Justice.”
I had the distinguished honor of representing the Sociology Department at Cal Sate University, Dominguez Hills at Preview Day 2013. I organized tabling with two Sociology students from the department, and then planned, coordinated and facilitated a Student Forum for Sociology Majors, where current Sociology students were able to talk to and with in-coming students for Fall 2013. The Forum was standing-room only and was one of the best attended workshops of the day. Thanks to all the students involved!
In the Fall of 2011, I took a Sociology class from the University of Southern California on a field trip to Occupy Los Angeles. Here is a video synopsis of the trip.
In the Spring of 2010, I was organizing with the Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere – Los Angeles (AWARE-LA), on issues of racism, Tea Party Organizing, and white anti-racist organizing. Here is a film clip of me offering context for the work at a conference in LA.