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Social Justice: An Evening with Gary Younge and Alex Vitale

Date: 26 November 2018
Time: 17:30 - 20:30

Keyworth Centre - Southwark Campus

Organiser: Equinet - the network for BME staff at LSBU
Contact details: 020 7815 7815,
Price: Free
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As part of Black History Month at LSBU, we are pleased to host Gary Younge and Alex Vitale who will be speaking on key contemporary issues around social justice

This event is the one of many taking place at London South Bank University to mark Black History Month.

Gary Younge is a Visiting Professor of Politics and editor-at-large for The Guardian newspaper, receiving an honorary doctorate from London South Bank University in 2007. He is also an author, broadcaster and award-winning columnist and has made several radio and televiion documentaries on a range of subjects. Gary has written five books, the latest is Another Day in the Dream of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives. Gary will be speaking on 'The NHS and Windrush'.

Alex 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 organisations internationally. Alex also serves on the New York State Advisory Committee of the US Commission on Civil Rights and he is the author of City of Disorder: How the Quality of Life Campaign Transformed New York Politics and The End of Policing. His academic writings on policing have appeared in Policing and Society, Police Practice and Research, Mobilization, and Contemporary Sociology. Alex is also a frequent essayist, whose writings have appeared in the NY Daily News, NY Times, The Nation, Vice News, and USA Today. Alex will be speaking on 'The Future of Policing in London - lessons from New York'.

Provisional programme

5.30pm    Arrival and registration

6pm         Talks from Gary Younge and Alex Vitale

7pm         Q&A

7.30pm    Networking and refreshments

8.30pm    Close

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