Cephus “Uncle Bobby X” Johnson • Cheryl Dorsey • Samuel Sinyangwe
Saturday, October 12, 1:00 p.m.
The Panel will focus on several legislations that address police accountability and Transparency. AB 71 Use Of Force Data Collect, AB 953 RIPA Racial Identification Profiling Act, AB 748 Video and Audio Release, SB1421 The Right To Know, and AB392 California Act to Save Lives. Each legislation will be unpacked and analyzed for its benefits and weaknesses to better understand what could bring real police Accountability and Transparency.
Cephus Johnson, a.k.a Uncle Bobby X is a social justice activist at the forefront of ending police violence in America. After his nephew, Oscar Grant was murdered by a Bart police officer in 2009, Cephus has founded four grassroots social justice organizations, the Oscar Grant Foundation, Love Not Blood Campaign, California Families United 4 Justice, and a National Families United 4 Justice Network- a growing nationwide collective of families impacted by police violence. In 2019, Love Not Blood Campaign received an Oakland City Council Resolution for innovation, groundbreaking work, have promoted positive change and uplift for the city of Oakland in the field of Social Justice. Cephus has received many prestigious awards for his social justice work, including The Dick Gregory Award 2018, Kujichagulia (Self-Determination) Award 2017, The Fannie Lou Hamer Award 2016, The Hero of Forgiveness Award 2016, The Henry Moskowitz Award 2015, The Kwame Ture Black Star of Labor Award 2015, The Black Organizing Project Award 2014, The Martin Luther King Jr Gene Young Award 2014, and many others. Uncle Of Oscar Grant, Public Speaker, and Activist in Oakland, California
Cheryl Dorsey is a Los Angeles native and joined the LAPD in 1980. During her career, she worked exclusively in patrol and specialized units in all four Bureaus within the City of Los Angeles; South, Central, West and Valley. In addition to various patrol division assignments, Sgt. Dorsey was assigned to the infamous gang unit in Operations South Bureau; known as Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (C.R.A.S.H.) under the command of Police Chief Daryl F. Gates. As an LAPD insider, Sgt. Dorsey highlights criminal, social or public policy injustices affecting disenfranchised communities. As a mother with four sons and police professional, Sgt. Dorsey recognizes and exposes institutional police abuses, as well as social justice disparities, while introducing strategies and commentary on how to systematically attack those injustices and empower audiences on how to navigate within that system, when necessary, and help change that system, when possible.
Samuel Sinyangwe is an American policy analyst and racial justice activist. Sinyangwe is a member of the Movement for Black Lives and a co-founder of We the Protestors, a group of digital tools that include Mapping Police Violence, a database of police killings in the United States, and Campaign Zero, a policy platform to end police violence. Sinyangwe is a co-host the Pod Save the People podcast, where he discusses the week’s news with a panel of other activists