Stopping Stop & Frisk

Stopping “Stop-and-Frisk” and Discriminatory Policing in New York

Date:Friday 9/14/2012
Time:8:45 AM – 11:30 AM
Location:Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
Registration:Register for this event

In 2011, the New York Police Department conducted over 685,000 stops of New Yorkers—equivalent to 78 stops an hour, and an over 600% increase in the number of stops since Mayor Bloomberg took office. Eighty-seven percent of those stopped were Black or Latino New Yorkers. This group was also more likely to be frisked than whites, and those who were frisked were less likely to be found with a weapon. The number of stops of young Black men exceeded the city’s population of young Black me. Yet, in close to 90% of the stops conducted in 2011, there was no arrest or summons issued.

The NYPD’s stop-and-frisk abuses are a civil and human rights crisis in New York City. These and related discriminatory policing practices in New York City have escalated as New Yorkers are policed differently based on their race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, immigration status and housing status.

Join a panel of community organizers and funders to learn more about this pressing issue and discover which approaches are helping to end discriminatory policing practices in New York.

Explore effective strategies utilized by member organizations of Communities United for Police Reform (CPR), to end discriminatory policing and increase NYPD accountability
Coordinated efforts including community organizing, litigation, legal defense, policy reform, public education, research, and forms of civic engagement currently being utilized throughout New York City communities
Collaborations across constituency and issue areas, including complementary strategies amongst those who organize communities of color, youth, immigrants, LGBT people, people who are homeless, women, and others

A Philanthropy New York Members Briefing sponsored by The Atlantic Philanthropies, North Star Fund, Open Society Foundations and in collaboration with Funders Collaborative for Youth Organizing, Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, New York Juvenile Justice Initiative.

Monifa Bandele, Co-Founder, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
Annmarie Benedict, Programme Executive, The Atlantic Philanthropies
Hugh Hogan, Executive Director, North Star Fund
Joo-Hyun Kang, (moderator), Director, Communities United for Police Reform (CPR)
Jose Lopez, Youth Power Project, Make the Road New York
Udi Ofer, Director, Advocacy Director, New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU)
Terrance Pitts, Program Officer, Open Society Foundations
Eric Ward, Programme Executive, The Atlantic Philanthropies
Members of other CPR member organizations will also be available for Q & A.

Designed for

All interested funders.

8:45 – 9:00 AM Check-in, Coffee, & Networking
9:00 – 11:30 AM Program


Registration is required by September 12th.

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please click on the link above (visible through September 12th).
Non-members: Please email A staff member will contact you regarding payment for a $100 fee.
Please email with any questions.