Santa Monica College will present “Reconfiguring the Contexts of Violence, Anger, & Fear: Challenges & Opportunities,” a free panel discussion on new developments in understanding and addressing the anger, fear and violence in today’s society.

The discussion will be held at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Sep. 17, in Room 165 of the Humanities & Social Science Building on SMC’s main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Seating is on a first-arrival basis.

The featured panelists are:

City of Pasadena police chief Phillip Sanchez, supporter of the ‘Mission First, People Always’ approach to community policing; committed visionary, actor and producer Kristanna Loken of Fighting for Freedom, Darfur, and Terminator 3; and aspiring journalist and former SMC Corsair editor-in-chief Alci Rengifo.

The panel discussion is a Community, Culture, and Transformation event sponsored by the SMC Associates (, a private organization that funds speakers and special programs on the Santa Monica College campus, and the SMC Black Collegians, SMC English Department and SMC Veterans’ Resource Center.

For information, please call SMC’s Office of Public Programs at (310) 434-4100.

Santa Monica College is a California Community College accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

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