7:00 PM Online – Live!
Webinar Registration and information:
Webinar Co-hosted by:
The Racial Justice Coalition
Elder Vigil Group and
Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville
Presented by Alex S.Vitale, Professor, Department of Sociology, Brooklyn College. Moderated by Robert Thomas Jr., 2020 WNC Peacemaker and Community Liaison for the Racial Justice Coalition of Asheville.
There is unlimited Zoom capacity for this event, so you are welcome to join, share and invite others to attend. There will be question and answer period after the presentation. Asheville City Council members, Buncombe County Commissioners, and other County, State and local government officials have been invited to attend.
Professor Vitale has spent the last 30 years researching and writing about policing. He consults to both police departments and human rights organizations internationally. He has up to date research on resources and effectiveness of municipalities’ programs to address the breakdown between citizens and law enforcement and the crises in public health and safety.
Robert Thomas, a 33 year old native of Asheville, is an experienced Community Leader well acquainted with the inequities of the Criminal Justice System and the negative impacts and disparities faced by people of color.