Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson wasn’t a fluke. Eric Garner’s death in Staten Island wasn’t a fluke. Their deaths are actually part of a much larger pattern of abuse of black communities at the hands of our nation’s police departments. On Tuesday, September 9 at 6:30pm EST, join the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for a town hall meeting on the aggressive policing of black bodies in America. Moderated by Joel Diaz, the discussion will feature contributions by Khalil G. Muhammad (Director of the Schomburg Center); Jelani Cobb (Historian and Journalist); Claudia De La Cruz (Founder of Da Urban Butterflies); and Darnell L. Moore (Activist and Co-organizer of Black Lives Matter); and a special reading by writer Akeema Zane.