UCLA Labor Center

New Book: Power, Police, and the Production of Racial Boundaries


This summer, UCLA Labor Center’s Dr. Ana Muniz published a new book, Power, Police, and the Production of Racial Boundaries. In her book, Dr. Muniz utilizes her five years of ethnographic field work with the LAPD, city prosecutors, community groups, and business owners to demonstrate how politically powerful groups struggle to control who should be considered “dangerous,” “gang members,” and “deviants” and how they should be policed in Los Angeles.

Dr. Muñiz was a Soros Justice Fellow at the Open Society Foundation and Youth Justice Coalition. she is the director of the Dream Resource Center at the UCLA Labor Center.

If you’d like to learn more about Dr. Muniz’s book, the UCLA Downtown Labor Center is holding a book launch and panel discussion on Thursday, October 29th from 6 to 8 PM. It is free and open to the public.

Also attending the panel will be Patricia Soung, Acting Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic at Loyola Law School and Juan Pena, Youth Organizer at the Youth Justice Coalition and Dream Summer 2014.