Police Reform: Led by Dr. Becki Cohn-Vargas

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What did we do?

  • Split into two groups 

    • One for polling projects to gather public data and one for resource presentation​

  • Researched police brutality and the following protests and calls for action on a local and national scale​​

    • Research included: Use of force, qualified immunity, defunding the police, and ​Community Review Boards (CRBs)​

  • Hosted a virtual protest on June 6, 2020

    • With special guest speakers Deputy Russell Davis and Cupertino Middle School teacher Tony Phillips

In the wake of a resurging Black Lives Matter movement, demands for change to the justice system have sparked across the country, some calling for reform, others for abolition. YAPA’s police reform advocacy group hopes to do their part in speaking out.

Led by Mentor Dr. Becki Cohn-Vargas (Ed. D.), the group aims to educate the public about police reform policies and why they are necessary. As such, the group has split into two groups — one resource group to gather information to help educate people about the issue, and a polling group to evaluate populations that would be interested in learning about these topics. read more

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The Cupertino protests against police brutality.