Graduate Assembly discusses police accountability, policy advocacy

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At a virtual Graduate Assembly, or GA, event titled "Analysis Pending Revolution" on Saturday, the GA led panels where experts discussed police accountability and advocacy. The event came in response to instances of police brutality against the Black community.

As a mother and a grandmother, California Secretary of State Shirley Weber expressed the pain she feels when faced with the stark reality of police violence in the United States during a virtual Graduate Assembly, event Saturday.
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