CHAPTER MEETING, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1.
The chapter meeting will be in two parts.
1 PM. Policing in our cities and its alternatives. Speakers listed below.
2:30 PM. Updates on retiree healthcare changes.
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In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, activists, policy makers and academics are focusing intensely on the role of police in our society. Our panel will address the realities of policing on the ground in our cities, especially in New York City. Panelists will discuss police brutality and the expansion of the role of law enforcement into areas of mental health and drugs.
Alex S. Vitale is professor of sociology and coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College. He has spent the last 25 years writing about policing and consults both police departments and human rights organizations internationally. He is the author of City of Disorder: How the Quality-of-Life Campaign Transformed New York Politics and The End of Policing. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, NY Daily News, and USA Today.
Christina Sparrock, is a certified public accountant and mental health advocate for the Fountain House. She has worked with the NYC Police Department on de-escalation techniques and crisis intervention when dealing with those in emotional crisis.
Jawanza Williams is a social justice activist and the director of youth organizing for Voices of Community Activists and Leaders (VOCAL-NY), a grassroots organization that advocates for social reform in policing, the treatment of narcotics users and aiding victims of housing insecurity.
2:30 PM. Important updates on Retiree Healthcare now that a judge has extended the opt-in/opt-out enrollment period beyond October 31.
Zoom registration is HERE.