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American Policing: The War On Black Bodies


Join the Schomburg Center for a town hall meeting on the aggressive policing of black bodies in America. The event will offer a forum to discuss police brutality, racial discrimination, stop and frisk policies, and the responses of  media and local communities regarding Michael Brown, Eric Garner and others in recent news.

Contributing to the discussion are Khalil G. Muhammad (Director of the Schomburg Center); Jelani Cobb (Historian and Journalist); Claudia De La Cruz (Founder of Da Urban Butterflies); Darnell L. Moore (Activist and Co-organizer of Black Lives Matter); and moderator Joel Diaz (Education Associate at the Schomburg). There will also be a special reading by writer Akeema Zane.

For all free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.