Upcoming Meetings

(including non-HAGSA meetings of interest to HAGSA members)

This page was last updated on April 5, 2018

HAGSA program meetings are on the third Sunday of each month (except June, July, August and December) at 15:00 (3:00pm) at Reason Center, 1824 Tribute Road, Suite A, Sacramento 95815. Parking is free.

HAGSA may also sponsor occasional meetings at other locations. As a courtesy to AOF and other organizations (and sometimes individual people), we also provide links to non-HAGSA events (typically those being held at Reason Center).

Sunday, April 15 at 15:00 (3:00 pm)

Tom Kando, PhD
Why Do American Policemen Kill So Many People?

Tom Kando last addressed a HAGSA meeting in November 2010. His main topic dealt with what he described as the “global shift to the right.” His topic for this meeting is very immediate and, for us, very close to home. (You have almost certainly seen the daily media coverage of Stephon Clark.)

Tom is a retired Professor of Sociology at CSUS. He and his sister Madeleine (who lives in Boston, MA) publish separate blogs at variable intervals (see link, below). In his latest issue he compared the likelihood of a civilian being shot dead by a police officer in the United States with the likelihood of that happening in other wealthy democratic nations. The statistics, which remind one of the relative rates of gun deaths in these countries, are an example of a kind of American “exceptionalism” of which we cannot be proud.

Tom will probably limit his presentation to thirty minutes to make time for questions and discussion.

Tom Kando’s books and other works

European-American Blog

2018 Meeting Dates and Locations





Location and/or speaker or Hosts

April 15   Why Do American Policemen Kill So Many People?   Reason Center (see top of page) *
May 20   Program Meeting   Reason Center (see top of page) *
September 16   Program Meeting   Reason Center (see top of page) *
October 21   Program Meeting   Reason Center (see top of page) *
November 18   Program Meeting   Reason Center (see top of page) *

* Room already booked

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