Vassar College lecture

Lecture: Barbara Ransby, "Social Justice and Freedom-making in the 21st Century"

Thursday, September 13
Main Building, Villard Room

The full title of Barbara Ransby's lecture is "Social Justice and Freedom-making in the 21st Century: Lessons from Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker and The Black Lives Matter Movement." Ransby is Distinguished Professor in the departments of African American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and History at University of Illinois at Chicago. There she directs Social Justice Initiative, a project that promotes connections between academics and community organizers. Her most recent book was published this summer: Making All Black Lives Matter: Re-imagining Freedom in the 21st Century." Sponsored by the Dean of Faculty.

People's Institute for Survival and Beyond

We are ENJAN (End the New Jim Crow Action Network

The weekend Sept. 28 & 29 2018,  @  St. John’s Episcopal Church, 207 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401
Again weekend Nov. 2, 3, 4, 2018 @ Oakwood Friends School, 22 Spackenkill Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY
We will bring facilitators from the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, to the Hudson Valley, to conduct a two and a half day workshop entitled  UNDOING RACISM.   Enrollment will be open to the community (limited to 35 participants).   Your donations will allow us to offer scholarships to residents in the Hudson Valley.

Help us raise the funding to bring this important workshop to Dutchess County.   Thank you in anticipation.
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ENJAN regional gathering

Dear Friends,

Save the date! On Saturday, September 15th we will come together, for the third time, as groups inspired by Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow.  At this regional gathering, we will have an opportunity to build our connections, discuss key issues, and think together about how we might support each other's efforts into the future.  Some new groups that have formed this year will be introduced as well.

The event will kick off at 10:30 am and end at 4 pm.  There will be a potluck lunch during the event.  There will be more information to follow.

The location is at the Christ the King Episcopal Church in Stone Ridge located at 3021 NY-213, Stone Ridge, NY 12484 (The church where we held the event the last two summers).


Jillian DiFalco
Kingston ENJAN

Fabian Marshall suing City of Kingston

This screen capture from YouTube shows the arrest of Kingston resident Fabian Marshall in 2015.
KINGSTON, N.Y. >> A city man who was tased and arrested in a September 2015 incident is suing the two Kingston police officers involved, alleging they violated his constitutional rights. 
Fabian Marshall, 27, alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, that he was subjected to excessive force by the officers, which caused him physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, and lost wages. 
The suit names Kingston police officers Jeremy Arciello and Michael Mills as defendants and seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.
According to the lawsuit, Marshall was waiting on Broadway at approximately 10:30 a.m., Sept. 4, 2015, for his aunt to give him a ride to work. At that time, Marshall was approached by Arciello while police officers were trying to find a “short, bald, middle-aged, light-skinned African American man” who allegedly had pushed an elderly rider off his bicycle near Broadway, the suit said.

National Night Out at Civic Center Plaza

ENJAN is pleased to have been invited to participate in National Night Out at Civic Center Plaza in the City of Poughkeepsie on Tuesday, August 7, from 5-8pm. National Night Out is a community building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.  Please help spread the word about this event by sharing this FB event
You can also help by staffing the ENJAN table at the event. Right now we have:
  • 3:30-6:00 Kat and Earl (with help from Darrett)
  • 6:00-8:00 Cathy and John
  • 7:00- 8:00 James (J.J.)
Kat has everything we need, except chairs. Please bring your own chairs. Kat has the table, materials, and a case of water for donation.

James is going to bring everything back after the event. Shannon will pick up the table at the August 8th ENJAN meeting. Earl will pick up the leftover materials from our table at the August 8th meeting. 

It would be great to have couple more volunteers. So please let Shannon know if you will be able to spend any time at our table.