Dr. Victor Rios Event Awesome
Dr. Rios grew up on the streets of Oakland, and his book Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys (NYU Press), based on his own experiences, analyzes how juvenile crime policies and criminalization affect the everyday lives of urban youth. He speaks personally of his experiences of being marginalized, dropping out of school, and coming into contact with law enforcement, and how he was able to change the course of his life, with the help of a teacher and mentor.
His story is inspirational and insightful about how the investment in punitive, repressive systems makes it difficult for youth of color who are at risk to receive the support they need to redirect their energies and abilities. Dr. Victor Rios is an award winning college professor, author, and speaker. He provides captivating, evidence-based professional development to educators about the power of positive quality of interactions in the lives of young people. He speaks to middle, high school and college students, about overcoming adversity, leadership, and the power of a higher education.
Punished is Winner of, the Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award, American Sociological Association, Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities; Honorable Mention for Outstanding Book Award, American Sociological Association, Section on Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility; C. Wright Mills Book Award Finalist, Society for the Study of Social Problems; and Distinguished Book Award, American Sociological Association, Section on Latina/o Sociology. It has sold over 10,000 copies.
Professor Rios conducts research on Juvenile Justice; Social Control; Race; Dignity; Resilience; and Educational Equity. He is currently completing a book under contract with the University of Chicago Press titled Missing Fire: Gangs Across Institutional Settings.
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