The Kalief Crowder Story


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Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM Next Week ·  Oblong Books & Music - Rhinebeck 6422 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, New York 12572

https://www.facebook.com/events/279036709449404/

Is protest broken? Micah White, co-creator of Occupy Wall Street, thinks so. Disruptive tactics have failed to halt the rise of Donald Trump. Movements ranging from Black Lives Matter to environmentalism are leaving activists frustrated. Meanwhile, recent years have witnessed the largest protests in human history. Yet these mass mobilizations no longer change society. Now activism is at a crossroads: innovation or irrelevance.


#FREEnewyork Lobby Day!

Join us on February 27th, in Albany to demand legislation that decarcerates jails and brings justice to our communities. RSVP here.
Buses provided from NYC and Hudson Valley. We can also carpool from Poughkeepise.  
Every day, tens of thousands of New Yorkers languish in jail pretrial, deprived of their freedom and denied access to critical information in their case because of our unjust bail, discovery, and speedy trial laws. We cannot allow Albany to drag its feet while our loved ones and neighbors suffer. 

Join FREEnewyork & New York Civil Liberties Union on February 27th for a powerful day of creative direct actions, speak outs, and meetings with elected officials. This will be an all day trip to Albany. Free transportation & lunch provided from across the state. To reserve your spot, RSVP here.

Together, we will demand the legislature overhaul New York's pretrial system, decarcerate jails, and bring our loved ones home. 

Please RSVP here and spread the word for a #FREEnewyork Lobby Day!

Next ENJAN meeting

Our next ENJAN meeting is on Wednesday, February 27, at 6:30 PM in the African Roots Library of the Family Partnership Center, 29 North Hamilton St., Poughkeepsie. Agenda items:
  • Shannon: Report on #FREEnewyork lobbying in Albany, Feb. 27 (bail reform, speedy trial, and discovery reform).
  • Shannon: Plans to screen film: Frank Gehry: Building Justice
  • Jeff: Court watch status.
  • Shannon: Reminder: NYCLU Lobby Day in Albany – Tuesday, May 14.

Retaliation for his leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice


The NFL and attorneys for Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid jointly announced on Friday afternoon they have settled a complaint of collusion by the players, who claimed the league’s owners blackballed them because they had protested by kneeling during the pre-game playing of the national anthem. ...

The filing said the NFL and its owners “have colluded to deprive Mr Kaepernick of employment rights in retaliation for Mr Kaepernick’s leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice and his bringing awareness to peculiar institutions still undermining racial equality in the United States”.

ENJAN meeting is on Wednesday, February 13

Reminder: Our next ENJAN meeting is on Wednesday, February 13, at 6:30 PM in the African Roots Library of the Family Partnership Center, 29 North Hamilton St., Poughkeepsie. Agenda items:
  • Shannon: Report: Communities United for Police Reform - Lobby Day in Albany
  • Shannon: Plans to screen film: Frank Gehry: Building Justice
  • Jeff: Court watch status.
  • Shannon: Reminder: NYCLU Lobby Day in Albany – Tuesday, May 14.
Please send me other agenda items.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the meeting,


Bill
rubin@contractor.net