Abolition Event Calendar

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Reimagining Community Safety #8: A Discussion with Alex Vitale

November 18, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm EST


For many, reimagining community safety means reimagining communities that achieve safety without the assistance of police. We have asked Alex Vitale, Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College and author of The End of Policing, to join us to discuss what community safety, reimagined, might look like, as well as the extent to which and how this can be achieved without police as central players.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
4:30pm-5:45pm (Eastern)

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Alex Vitale is Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College. He has spent the last 30 years writing about policing and consults both police departments and human rights organizations internationally. Prof. Vitale is the author of City of Disorder: How the Quality of Life Campaign Transformed New York Politics and The End of Policing. His academic writings on policing have appeared in Policing and SocietyPolice Practice and ResearchMobilization, and Contemporary Sociology. He is also a frequent essayist, whose writings have been published in The NY TimesWashington PostThe GuardianThe NationVice NewsFortune, and USA Today.




Harvard Kennedy School – Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy

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