Stop and Frisk Symposium
Sponsored By: Black Studies department, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Department, the Student Association, the Black Student Union, the SUNY New Paltz Amnesty International chapter, and Students for a Sensible Drug Policy.
Location: CSB Auditorium
Contact: Alexandra Cox, (857) 257-3756, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stop and Frisk Symposium, hosted by the Department of Sociology
The New York City Police Departmentâ€™s controversial â€˜stop and friskâ€™ policy has brought national attention to policing practices which disproportionately affect people of color. The Sociology Department is hosting a symposium in order to discuss the ramifications of this issue for New Paltz students and the community around us. Speakers will include:
Gabriel Sayegh, the State Director of Drug Policy Alliance, a national organization devoted to ending the War on Drugs.
Chino Hardin, a community organizer from the Institute for Juvenile Justice Reform and Alternatives, based in Brooklyn, who have been active in fighting New Yorkâ€™s stop and frisk laws.
Alfredo Carrasquillo, an organizer from VOCAL-NY, a statewide grassroots organization which builds power among low-income people affected by HIV/AIDS, the drug war and mass incarceration to create healthy and just communities.
Andrew Kossover, the head of the Ulster County Public Defenderâ€™s Office, has also agreed to come to the event to speak about the local implications of stop and frisk.
This event is co-sponsored by the Black Studies department, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Department, the Student Association, the Black Student Union, the SUNY New Paltz Amnesty International chapter, and Students for a Sensible Drug Policy.