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The End of Policing
Date Saturday November 16
Time 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorEugene E Ruyle
Emailcuyleruyle [at]
Location Details
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland 94609
You are cordially invited – please bring friends!

The End of Policing
A conversation with Alex Vitale

Saturday, Nov. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland 94609

Sponsors - Northern California Communist Party, Harry Bridges Club, CPUSA and People’s World/Mundo Popular

Alex Vitale is Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College and a Visiting Professor at London Southbank University. He has spent the last 25 years writing about policing and consults both police departments and human rights organizations internationally. He also serves on the New York State Advisory Committee of the US Commission on Civil Rights and is the author of City of Disorder: How the Quality of Life Campaign Transformed New York Politics.

In his recent work, The End of Policing, Vitale gives a scathing critique of police reformism and presents realistic alternatives to policing, such as restorative justice and harm reduction programs implemented in various departments around the world.

The book is a means to spark a public discourse: telling the racist and anti-labor origins of modern policing as a tool of social control, in which police authority is inconsistent with community empowerment, social justice and public safety – so the event will be organized as a conversation with local activists Cassie Lopez and Nicole Evelyn Leopardo.

Lopez is an activist in Oakland and one of the principal directors of the Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library. Leopardo is a lecturer of Race and Resistance Studies at SFSU; where she teaches critical thinking, focusing on the basic skills involved in understanding, deconstructing, and creating sound arguments using materials and theoretical concepts that center people of color.

Copies of The End Of Policing will be available for sale or signing for $15.

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Added to the calendar on Tuesday Nov 12th, 2019 6:22 PM

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