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Racial Justice Speaker Series: Mayor Darrell Steinberg

Wednesday September 23, 2020

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM


Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg will discuss "Protests and Pandemic: An equity response" as part of the UC Davis School of Law Racial Justice Series. Steinberg is a 1984 graduate of the School of Law and former California legislator.

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About Mayor Steinberg

Darrell Steinberg is one of Sacramento’s most accomplished public servants, serving the Sacramento community for more than 20 years. He is a graduate of the UC Davis Law Class of 1984.

Steinberg served on the Sacramento City Council and later ran for State Assembly and then State Senate, becoming the first Sacramentan to serve as President of the Senate in more than 125 years.

During his tenure in the Legislature, Steinberg championed economic development, education reform, building sustainable communities and major investments in healthcare and education. He authored the Mental Health Services Act, the first of its kind in the nation that generates $2 billion dollars a year.

As mayor, Darrell Steinberg has pursued an agenda of city investment in underserved communities. He has also proposed and won City Council approval for major police reforms in Sacramento, including the creation of a Department of Community Response that will handle mental health calls, homelessness and other calls not involving a crime; and the establishment of an independent Inspector General to review instances in which law enforcement uses force that results in serious injury or death.

Read Mayor Steinberg's 2019 State of the City address.


About the Racial Justice Speaker Series

As protests over police brutality and systemic racism have swept the nation, UC Davis School of Law has reaffirmed its longtime commitment to racial justice. Throughout 2020-21, the law school will offer a Racial Justice Speaker Series examining some of the most urgent issues facing our nation and world today.

The series has gathered leading voices on civil rights, criminal justice, and civic and governmental responsibility. The goals are to inform, enlighten, and - most important - engage in meaningful conversation with our King Hall community and the larger public.

For more information, please contact Onell Berrios at or 530-754-5335