USD’s Building Trust Partnership Hosts Town Hall on the Racial and Identity Profiling Act AB 953

On April 1, California’s eight largest law enforcement agencies, including the San Diego Police Department and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, will submit data to the state under AB 953, the Racial and Identity Profiling Act (RIPA).  The University of San Diego’s Building Trust Partnership is inviting members of the San Diego Community, to learn how they will be affected by the law and how to use the data collected to hold law enforcement accountable.

Representatives from the San Diego Police Department, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, as well as representatives from Assemblymember Shirley Weber’s office, and Rev. Ben McBride, PICO California co-director and RIPA board member, will attend the town hall event to speak about the law and its effects and answer questions from the community.

This session is part of The Building Trust Partnership, created in 2017 in response to a call to action by the Most Reverend Bishop of San Diego Robert McElroy, Bishop George McKinney and other faith leaders. 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 AB 953

Where:                      Bayview Baptist Church

                                     6134 Benson Ave., San Diego, CA 92114

When:                         March 25, 2019 - 6:30-8:00p.m.

 ***The event is free and open to the public.  For more information and to RSVP, visit.

For more information about the Building Trust Partnership visit:

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 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’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 recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that 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.


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