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End of Policing w/ Alex Vitale [Nowadays]
June 12, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Amidst the current wave of uprisings brought about by the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, calls for the defunding of police across the nation have joined the proclamations of Black Lives Matter. But what does defunding actually mean? Tonight, Nowadays community programmer Zoë Beery speaks to Alex Vitale, author of “The End of Policing” to discuss why police reform is not enough, what defunding actually means, and how the end of policing could lead us to a safer world.
If you’d like to learn more about the harms of policing, especially the racist lineage of modern police brutality, there’s a free PDF of “The End of Policing” available on Verso now: https://www.versobooks.com/books/2426-the-end-of-policing