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“How Do We Keep Them Safe?” Honoring Our Stolen Relatives

April 11, 2024
Upcoming event aims to raise awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous peoples

California is a top five state for missing and murdered Indigenous peoples (MMIP).  In an upcoming talk, Blythe George, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Yurok Tribe Member, will discuss efforts to address the MMIP crisis through law enforcement, mental health support, and tribal governance. A candlelight vigil and sunset march will follow, to honor MMIP victims and raise awareness about ongoing cases. Light refreshments will be provided, and candles will be available for those who wish to join us in remembrance. This event is open to the public.

Join us on April 18th from 5:00 to 6:15 PM for a presentation at UC Merced Conference Center, Room 110 (or join remotely via Zoom), followed by a candlelight vigil and sunset march from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.

The event is hosted by the UC Merced Sociology Colloquium Series in collaboration with the Native and Indigenous Student Coalition, Sociology Club, and Division of Equity, Justice, & Inclusive Excellence.