The Cockefair Chair presents scholars, artists and experts discussing their perspectives on contemporary issues and ideas. Every year, a prominent author or poet presents a public lecture and serves as the writer in residence for students in the Creative Writing Program for the UMKC English Department.
You are invited to join us on OCtober 17th in Room 401 of the UMKC Student Union for this fall's Cockefaire Lecture featuring Alex S. Vitale Professor of of Sociology and Coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center.
This event is free, but registration is required. Doors Open at 6:00 PM for a Wine and Cheese Reception, with the program beginning at 6:30 PM. Parking is available on levels 5 and 6 of the Cherry Street Parking Garage.
About Alex Vitale
For the last 30 years, Alex Vitale has been writing about policing and consulting community-based movements, human and civil rights organizations, and governments internationally. Prof. Vitale 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. He is also a frequent essayist, whose writings have been published in The NY Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, The Nation, Vice News, Fortune, and USA Today. He has also appeared on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, NPR, PBS, Democracy Now, and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.