Juneteenth Protest June 19 in Poughkeepsie

JOIN US FOR A JUNETEENTH STATEWIDE PROTEST TO #FREEnewyork. On June 19th, at jails and courthouses across the state, we will lift up the voices of directly impacted people and call out urgent injustice: Mass pretrial incarceration. Guilty until proven innocent. A price on our freedom. With Juneteenth actions in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, NYC, the Hudson Valley, and Long Island, we will shift the landscape in New York State and win real change. The time is now.

In Poughkeepsie, join us at the 236 Main Street (office of Dutchess County District Attorney Bill Grady)at 5:30 PM. From there we will march to Poughkeepsie City Court. With music, performance, and the power of collective voice, we will: 
  • Demand accountability from Governor Cuomo and NYS’s elected leaders.
  • Demand emancipation from a racist and discriminatory pretrial system.
  • Demand complete overhaul of bail, discovery and speedy trial laws.
DETAILS
  • Date: June 19th, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 PM
  • Location: 236 Main Street, Poughkeepsie 
WHY JUNETEENTH?

June 19th, also known as Juneteenth or Freedom Day, commemorates the abolition of slavery. But as directly impacted communities know, we are not yet free.

Police Chief Thomas Pape to speak

City of Poughkeepsie Police Chief Thomas Pape is scheduled to speak on the topic of procedural justice for 20 minutes tomorrow evening, June 6, at the Catherine Street Center, 152 Mansion St., Poughkeepsie during an open meeting of the Dutchess County Human Rights Commission. The meeting takes place from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Chief Pape's presentation is scheduled to begin at 6:20 PM. The full agenda of the meeting is here.

Thanks to Earl for calling Chief Pape's presentation to my attention,
Bill

Poor People's Campaign Nonviolent Moral Fusion Direct Action Training

I'm sending out a reminder for Tuesday's event. Please join us!

Poor People's Campaign Nonviolent Moral Fusion Direct Action Training
Tuesday, June 5
5:30-8:30pm
Family Partnership Center
29 N. Hamilton St. Poughkeepsie
Dinner & childcare provided

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP so we can have enough food on hand: bit.ly/hvppc6-5
If you can't attend, please consider a small donation here: http://bit.ly/BHAJustice
(BHA has generously offered to help offset the cost of providing dinner, through their Social Justice Fund).

And PLEASE SHARE! Forward this email to your network and print out the flyer to hand out.
More information about the campaign is on the flyer!

--
Beth Poague
9 West Church Street
Beacon, NY 12508
845.489.8318

Beacon Prison Action events:

 * "Photo Requests from Solitary" at Beacon Library, June 9th-July 7th with opening reception Saturday the 9th, 5-7

  * Talk/Discussion in the gallery space, Thursday June 14th 6pm 

A combined flyer is attached. And the event is on FB at:https://www.facebook.com/events/1521352904641380/

I'd love your help in spreading the word, or to see you there!
-Laurie

Community Involvement Committee

The Community Involvement Committee of the Dutchess County Criminal Justice Council is sponsoring a forum to provide an update on the Justice & Transition Center (the new jail), the recent Stabilization Center, the CJC's annual report for 2017, and more.

The forum will take place on Thursday, May 24, at 1 pm at the Catharine Street Community Center.

Attendees are asked to RSVP to Shirly Adams by sending an e-mail to sadams@catharinecenter.org or calling 845-437-2272.

I hope that many folks from ENJAN can turn out to learn what's happening and to express our concerns!

“Bethlehem to Brooklyn: Breaking the Surface”

Protest for Fabian Marshall in Kingston, NY
-Friday, May 4, 7-8:30 PM. Film “Bethlehem to Brooklyn: Breaking the Surface” at the Holy Cross Santa Cruz Episcopal Church, 30 Pine Grove Ave, Kingston. Free Documentary spotlights the world of Latinx, African- American, and Palestinian teenagers struggling with the circumstances of their daily lives. They don’t resort to violence, but find a way to resist through activism. SPECIAL GUEST: Fabian Marshall, who was tased 21 times times by the Kingston Police, will talk about efforts to bring racial justice to our local communities. Sponsored by: Middle East Crisis Response mideastcrisis.org, Hudson Valley BDS hudsonvalleybds.org, Jewish Voice for Peace - HV jvphudsonvalley.org, and Veterans for Peace. Contact: mecr@mideastcrisis.org or 845 876-7906