Tuesday July 7, 2015 at 6:00 PM EDT
Thursday July 16, 2015 at 6:00 PM EDT

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Roosevelt House at Hunter College
47-49 East 65th Street
(btwn. Park and Madison Avenues)
New York, NY 10065

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Long, Hot Summer?
A Double Symposium on Race and Law Enforcement

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Can Cops and Community Get Together?

What's being done to minimize the dangers of a long, hot summer? How can the newly announced addition of 1,300 police ease community relations? What's the legacy of stop and frisk, and the abuse of summonses and court delays? Are Muslims being stereotyped?

Lumumba Akinwole-Bandele, Community for Police Reform; Senior Organizer, NAACP Legal Defense Fun

Susan Herman, Deputy Commissioner, Collaborative Policing, New York Police Department

(Moderator) Michael Lewis, Associate Professor of Social Work, Hunter College


Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Correcting Corrections

Will the City's 6/22 settlement of the Rikers Island law suits end the systematic abuse of prisoners there? Why is there so great a disparity of young black men behind bars on maximum drug sentences? What is the proper role of the Correction Officers union?


Michael Jacobson, former NYC Corrections Commissioner; Director of the CUNY Public Policy Institute

Norman Seabrook, President, Correction Officers Benevolent Association

Ann-Marie Louison, Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services

Daniel Selling, former Executive Director of Mental Health for NYC corrections

(Moderator) Shyama Venkateswar, Director of the Public Policy Program, Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College