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Policing the Black Man: A Conversation with Angela J. Davis and Sherrilyn Ifill

  • When
  • September 6, 2017
    1:00–7:30 p.m. (EDT)
  • Where
  • Open Society Foundations–New York
    224 West 57th Street
    New York, NY 10019
    United States of America
  • Speakers
  • Sherrilyn Ifill, Chris Stone, and Angela J. Davis
  • Programs
  • Open Society-U.S.

Angela J. Davis on the Overpolicing of Black Men


Please join the Open Society Foundations for a conversation with renowned legal scholar Angela J. Davis on policing and racial discrimination in the United States.

In addition to her teaching and academic work, Davis is also the editor of Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment, a new collection of essays on the impact of the criminal justice system on African American boys and men.

Davis will be joined by one of the book’s contributors, Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and member of the Open Society Foundations Global Board. The discussion will be moderated by Chris Stone, president of Open Society Foundations.

Refreshments will be served. 


5:00–5:30 p.m.: Reception

5:30–7:30 p.m.: Panel discussion and Q&A


  • Sherrilyn Ifill


    Sherrilyn Ifill is the seventh president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF).

  • Chris Stone


    Until December 2017, Chris Stone was president of the Open Society Foundations.

  • Angela J. Davis


    Angela J. Davis is a professor of law at the American University Washington College of Law.

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