Greenlight Bookstore Civic Engagement Series
Monday, June 26, 7:30pm
Prospect Lefferts Gardens Bookstore - 632 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

On Policing, Incarceration and Racial Equity
Greenlight’s Civic Engagement Series hosts nonprofit groups working in social justice, community organizing, and the arts, with the goal of providing tools for community involvement and support to those doing necessary work in our culture.  20% of all book sales on the entire day of the event will be donated to the featured organization, and an option for direct donation will be available at the event.  For June, Greenlight hosts the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD). CPD builds the power of communities in seeking a more inclusive, equitable society -- where people of color, immigrants, working families, women, and LGBTQ communities thrive together, supported by a resilient economy, and political institutions that reflect local priorities.  For this session, Co-Executive Director Andrew Friedman and Senior Attorney Kumar Rao will lead a ​discussion on how government relies on policing and incarceration policies to advance public safety, but how advocates are pushing for less damaging, fairer, and more effective safety investments in communities that promote opportunity and racial equity.  They will explore tools to reduce over-policing and criminalization of communities of color, and highlight the school-to-prison-pipeline work they are doing, particularly in the context the new administration​​. 

Los Angeles Gala - SAVE THE DATE!
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Location TBD


Defending Democracy NYC Gala - SAVE THE DATE!
Monday, October 30, 2017, 6:30-9:30pm
Location: Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 53A Chambers St., New York, NY


Oakland Gala - SAVE THE DATE!
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Location TBD