UC Campus Safety Symposium

UC Campus Safety Symposium – Part 1
Foundations and Perspectives
February 2, 2021
9:30 a.m. PST – 2:30 p.m. PST

Watch the Feb. 2 Campus Safety Symposium in its entirety in this archived video of the online event, which brought together campus leaders, faculty, students, staff and national experts for a discussion about policing and safety issues on UC’s campuses. Please note that technical difficulties disrupted the post-lunch livestream of the symposium, but this video contains that afternoon session, including UC President Michal V. Drake’s concluding remarks. We apologize for the disruption. Part 2 of the UC Campus Safety Symposium will be held March 24.


Opening Remarks

  • UC Board of Regents Chair John A. Pérez
  • UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D.

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Keynote Remarks
Moderated by Lisa Gordon

  • Gary Margolis
    Safety and Security Expert
  • Rashawn Ray
    Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland and Rubenstein Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution.
  • Michael Schill
    President, University of Oregon. 
  • Caroline Nobo Sarnoff
    Executive Director and Research Scholar in Law,
    The Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School.

10:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.


11:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

UC Panel: Perspectives on campus safety at UC
Facilitated by Lewis Michaelson

Panelists include:

  • Naomi Waters, Undergraduate student, UC Riverside
  • Carroll Seron, Professor Emerita of Criminology, Law & Society, UC Irvine
  • Yesenia Curiel, CARE Director, UC Merced and Staff Assembly President, Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA)
  • Joseph Farrow, Chief of Police, UC Davis
  • Mariam Lam, Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, UC Riverside
  • Monroe Gorden, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, UCLA and Chair of the Student Mental Health Oversight Committee
  • Roberto Rivera, Doctoral student, UC Riverside

11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Lunch Break: Participants get food and move to breakout rooms.

12:20 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

Participant Breakout Discussion
Facilitated by Lewis Michaelson and Lisa Gordon

Invited participants will join virtual breakout sessions.

12:50 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Next Steps and Closing Remarks

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.