Policing Reform and Abolition - A Public Debate Event

The William Pitt Debating Union at the University of Pittsburgh will host an event focused on addressing inequalities regarding disparities in policing practices. The purpose of this event is to highlight spirited and productive conversation among activists, experts, students, and researchers on how best to address policing disparities, including discussions of the possibilities and limitations of reform and abolition. Our preliminary debate topic is: “Is reform enough to address disparities in policing practices?”


This forum is made possible by the Marcella Finegold Memorial Public Debate endowment, which calls for five-year cycles of public deliberative events on rotating topics. It will serve as the second event of the third cycle, entitled “Addressing Inequality.”

The event will take place on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the University Club (Conference Room A) from 5:30 - 8:00 pm - light refreshments will be served.


More details are to come.