USD’s Building Trust Partnership hosts event to restore trust between the community and law enforcement.

Members of the San Diego community will have the opportunity to come together as part of a community education series to empower the residents of Southeastern San Diego to better understand and engage with law enforcement.

Panelists will discuss differences among law enforcement agencies such as SDPD, ICE and the Sheriff’s Department, how they engage with each other, and make an informed choice about how to engage with your local police when it comes to Immigration and how residents can make informed choices.

This session is part of The Building Trust Partnership, created in 2017 in response to a call to action by Most Reverend Bishop of San Diego Robert McElroy, Bishop George McKinney

and other officials. The Building Trust Partnership is a collaboration between the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at USD's Kroc School, the San Diego Organizing Project and the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego. The Building Trust Partnership supports faith leaders who are working to improve police community relations and restore trust.

Who:                                                   The Building Trust Partnership

What:                          Community education event on immigration and law enforcement

Where:                                                       Christ the King Church

                                                        29 32nd Street, San Diego, CA 92102

When:                                                October 29, 2018 - 6:60-8:00p.m.

Panel Speakers:          Lt. Ernesto Servin – San Diego Police Department

                                    Esmeralda Flores – ACLU

                                    Dinora Reyna – SDOP

***The event is free and open to the public, registration is encouraged.

For more information on The Building Trust Partnership, visit:

Contact: Lissette Martinez

Ph: (520) 203-3107

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 9,000 students from 69 countries and 50 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. The university's eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD's Envisioning 2024 strategic plan capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


Lissette Martinez
(619) 260-4659