Black and Blue: The Long History of Police Brutality, Resistance, and Reform in NYC
Where: Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Ave.
212-817-7000 Price: Free
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Marcia Davis, editor at the criminal justice news organization The Marshall Project, interviews the distinguished historian Clarence Taylor about his new book, Fight the Power: African Americans and the Long History of Police Brutality in New York City.
Discussion continues in the second half with a status report on where the problem of NYPD violence and institutional reform stand now, almost five years after the strangulation of Eric Garner and the massive protests that ensued: featuring Hawk Newsome, president of Black Lives Matter-Greater New York, and CUNY’s Alex Vitale, author of The End of Policing and longtime consultant to both police departments and human rights organizations, internationally.Buy tickets/get more info now