Woodstock’s 25th Annual Birthday Tribute to
Jose (Kiko) Garcia, Ernest Sayon, Nicholas Heyward Jr, Anthony Baez, Amadou Diallo, Patrick Dorismond, Ousmane Zongo, Timonth Stansbury Jr, Sean Bell, Ramarley Graham, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Akai Gurley
Date: Sunday, January 18, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Place: Woodstock Justice Court, 76 Tinker Street
Featuring: Rev. G. Modele Clarke, New Progressive Baptist Church; Pam Africa, International Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal; Kortnee Simmons, Youth Activist, Kingston; Josh Otero, with Spoken Word Poets Poet GoldUrban Lyrics from SUNY New Paltz and Hip Hop Performers; and Debra Burger, Freedom Songs
 Sponsors: Martin Luther King Jr. Planning Committee, Haitian People's Support Project and Town of Woodstock
 For Info: Call 845 679-7320
The Struggle for Social Justice Continues
          Through reflection, celebration, education and song let us remember the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr.  “The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the nation until the bright day of justice emerges.”(MLK, Jr.)
         Across the country in communities of color, the role of the police has been not to protect and serve but to suppress and occupy.  Sparked by the almost daily police murders of young men of color and no indictments by the grand juries in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, people have taken to the streets to say we need to change the system. “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.” (MLK,Jr.)
       Before his untimely assassination, King was perceived as a major threat when he linked the civil rights movement to the anti-war protests, to the struggle of workers to unionize, to the struggle of poor people.  A lasting message from Martin Luther King, Jr. is to include all who can be included in the struggle to transform America. 
Using Poetry and Hip Hop to Help Change Consciousness with friends including Poet Gold a published writer, spoken word performer, poet, artist, songwriter and community "activist."

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