Envisioning Alternatives to Policing

Envisioning Alternatives to Policing title treatment, Ashley Southall head shot

The anti-racist mobilizations of 2020 have put increased focus and pressure on the role of policing in cities across America, including New York. This series of conversations will connect current calls for defunding police to alternative initiatives New Yorkers have undertaken to foster safety in their families, communities, and public spaces. The events in this series will focus on three different themes: violence prevention, mental health, and quality of life. All conversations are moderated by Ashley Southall, criminal justice reporter for The New York Times.

SESSION I: MENTAL HEALTH
Thursday, March 25 at 7pm ET
with consultant Tim Black, lawyer Ruth Lowenkron & mental health advocate Christina Sparrock

SESSION II: VIOLENCE PREVENTION
Tuesday, April 27 at 7pm ET
with activist Erica Ford, Mayor Svante L. Myrick (Ithaca, NY), and advocate Danielle Sered (Common Justice)

SESSION III: "QUALITY OF LIFE" IN PUBLIC SPACES
May 2021
with organizer Jawanza Williams

Click on an event below for more information and to register. Additional speakers and details to be announced, check back for updates! 

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