Tuesday, April 12 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
L.A.'s 1992 civil unrest: examining the causes and legacy
For five days in late 1992, Los Angeles was in the grip of civil unrest that led to significant death and destruction, causing the mayor to declare a state of emergency. The uprising followed the acquittal of four LAPD officers charged with using excessive force in the brutal, videotaped beating of a Black man named Rodney King.
What are the factors that led to this civil unrest and what are the commonalities with other uprisings in the United States? What significant actions have happened since the civil unrest to address the causes and to help heal and build relationships across communities? How can the lessons from this event continue to heal and improve society today?
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