TODAY – Presumed Innocence: The Racial Profiling of Gun Violence COT Lecture

Today at noon, the Bunche Center Circle of Thought Series presents a discussion by David J. Leonard, Chair of the Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies at Washington State University.   Leonard will discuss his book-in-progress:  Presumed Innocence: The Racial Profiling of Gun Violence.

Leonard is the author of Screens Fade to Black: Contemporary African American Cinema;  co-editor of Criminalized and Commodified: New Racism and African Americans in Contemporary Sports (Rowman and Littlefield). And the just released book, After Artest: The NBA and the Assault on Blackness (SUNY Press).  Leonard blogs at No Tsuris and can be followed on Twitter @drdavidjleonard.

This Circle of Thought event, co-hosted by Robin D. G. Kelley and the UCLA History Department, will be held on October 30th, 2013, in the Bunche Library and Media Center, Haines 135, from 12:00pm – 1:00pm.

The event is free and open to the public.  All-day parking ($12) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Lots 2, 3 or 4 (enter the campus at Hilgard and Westholme avenues).  UCLA is smoke-free and tobacco-free. The use of cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and all other tobacco products, as well as electronic cigarettes, will be prohibited on UCLA’s campus and at sites owned or fully leased by the university.  For more information, please visit: