Black and Blue: Police Brutality, Resistance and Reform in NYC

JAN 18, 2019 | 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

9100: Skylight Room

WHEN:

January 18, 2019: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

ADMISSION:

Free

SPONSOR:

The Gotham Center for New York City History

Description

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.