December 21, 2013

Getting Locked Out of the American Dream

Bill Moyers: Michelle Alexander on Getting Locked Out of the American Dream
After civil rights lawyer Michelle Alexander published her book The New Jim Crow in 2010 on our dehumanizing system of incarceration, she ignited a national conversation about justice in America and sparked a movement. In her book, Alexander explores how the war on drugs, “get-tough” sentencing policies and racism has created a caste system similar to that of our segregationist past.
Since then, Alexander has traveled the country to meet advocates and everyday Americans working to end mass incarceration in America — home to 25 percent of the world’s prisoners, despite representing only five percent of the world’s population.
She tells Bill that she has seen a grassroots movement brewing in communities across the country, “There are enormous victories that are being achieved precisely because the people whom we have written off and viewed as disposable are reclaiming their voice, standing up, speaking out, organizing even as they struggle to survive.”


December 6, 2013

"We saw in him what we seek in ourselves." Jacob Zuma


The death of Mandela will send South Africa deep into mourning and self-reflection 18 years after he led the country from racial apartheid to inclusive democracy.
But his passing will also be keenly felt by people around the world who revered Mandela as one of history's last great statesmen, and a moral paragon comparable with Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King.

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion,” Mandela wrote in his memoir Long Walk to Freedom. “People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
- From the Guardian UK

November 25, 2013

The “Who Is Jim Crow?”

The “Who Is Jim Crow?” Film Series
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.   MLK, Jr.

NEXT SHOWING

Monday, December 2, 2013      7-9 PM

New Progressive Baptist Church, Upstairs, 8 Hone Street, Kingston, New York

Free – Light Refreshments

Playing:  Slavery By Another NAME, Part I  
… “A shocking reality that often went unacknowledged then and now.  A huge system of forced, unpaid labor, mostly affecting Southern black men, that lasted until World War II,  Based on the Pulitzer –Prize-winning book by Douglas Blackman tells the story of men charged with crimes like vagrancy and often guilty of nothing, who were bought and sold, abused and subject to sometimes deadly working conditions as unpaid convict labor.  Interviews with the descendants of victims….The story is important no matter how painful the reality is.”

Discussion:  Led by Odell Winfield, founder of ENJAN (End the New Jim Crow Action Network) and Rev. G Modele Clarke Pastor of New Progressive Baptist Church

UPCOMING MOVIES:  Monday,  Jan. 6, 7-9 PM, Slavery By Another Name, Part 2
                                                Monday, Feb. 3, 7-9 PM, To Be Announced
                                                Monday, March 3, 7-9 PM, To Be Announced

Sponsors:  ENJAN (End The New Jim Crow Action Network-Kingston)
New Progressive Baptist Church
Move To Amend
Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Kingston, Social Justice Committee Woodstock Jewish Congregation, Task Force to End the New Jim Crow
NY Citizen Action, Hudson Valley
Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library (Family Services, Poughkeepsie NY)
American Association of University Women Kingston NY (AAUW)
Middle East Crisis Response

For More Info:  Odell Winfield, 914-388-3092


Recommended audience: High School, Adult

October 25, 2013

The “Who is Jim Crow?” Film Series


The “Who is Jim Crow?” Film Series
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. MLK, Jr.

KICKOFF Monday, October 28, 2013
7-9 PM

New Progressive Baptist Church, 8 Hone Street, Kingston, New York
Free – Light Refreshments

Playing: The New Jim Crow, with Michelle Alexander A talk delivered at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, NYC in 2012. Alexander’s Book, “The New Jim Crow”
spearheaded a nationwide movement to end mass incarceration and the racial caste system it has created.

Discussion: Led by Odell Winfield, founder of ENJAN (End the New Jim Crow Action Network) and Pastor G. Modele Clarke (New Progressive Baptist Church)

Sponsors: ENJAN (End The New Jim Crow Action Network-Kingston); New Progressive Baptist Church; Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Kingston, Social Justice Committee; Woodstock Jewish Congregation, Task Force to End the New Jim Crow NY Citizen Action, Hudson Valley
Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library (Family Services, Poughkeepsie NY) American Association of University Women Kingston NY (AAUW)

For More Info: Odell Winfield, 914-388-3092 Recommended audience: High School, Adult

September 28, 2013

NYPD Stops by Race

Unreasonable Suspicion -

Youth Documentary




In 2011, the NYPD made over 684,000 street stops in the controversial policy of Stop-and-Frisk. Most stops occur in Black and Latino neighborhoods and Blacks and Latinos are significantly more likely to be stopped than White people. Unreasonable Suspicion explores the causes and effects of Stop-and-Frisk as produced, documented, and directed by a group of NYC High School youth.

In the summer of 2012, students from the Peapod Adobe Youth Voices Academy at Urban Arts and LatinoJustice PRLDEF, set out to create a student documentary examining the impact of Stop-andFrisk on NYC youth. Students met with attorneys from LatinoJustice PRLDEF to understand the policy of Stop-and-Frisk and learned what to do if they are stopped and frisked by NYPD. Students met with public figures, university professors.

Watch the documentary:      http://vimeo.com/55977221

August 23, 2013

Civil Rights Win

Stop and Frisk: Bloomberg Loses, Civil Rights Win

by Abby Zimet


Despite relentless threats, trolling and fear-mongering by Mayor Bloomberg and Ray Kelly - "Innocent people will be harmed," like they're not already? - New York's City Council voted to override Bloomberg's veto of two bills aimed at reforming the city's racist stop-and-frisk policy. The Community Safety Act bills call for an end to racial profiling, with a right to take legal action, and an independent inspector general to oversee the NYPD. Supporters and activists, who argued those opposing the bills did so from a vast divide that meant they'd never have to deal with the realities they represent, had worked with an array of local groups, including Communities United for Police Reform, the Center for Constitutional Rights and the New York Civil Liberties Union. Many applauded the vote as a vital first step toward ending racial profiling.

“I am voting to uphold these bills and override the mayor’s veto because he is out of touch with the realities in communities like my own...His children will never be stopped and frisked, or accused of ‘fitting a description.’" - Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

July 29, 2013

Indigenous rights and African-American Freedom Struggle


Indigenous rights and African-American
Freedom Struggle: A Sharing Circle
July 31 @ 7:00 pm


Sharing about the connection between these two important struggles for justice and freedom, as part of the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign marking the 400th anniversary of the Two Row Wampum Treaty.

Initial speakers: Dr. Airy Dixon (scholar on Native American history of Indigenous & African descent), Rev Modele Clark (African American leader in Hudson Valley) and Allison Smith of the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign.

Drummers: Nick Miles, Airy Dixon, and their drum group.

Free and open to the public.

The public is also invited to greet the paddlers as they land at Ulster Landing at about 4:30 pm on July 31 and when they depart the following morning about 9:30 am.


July 14, 2013

Jury: 'Not Guilty'; Protesters: 'No Justice, No Peace!'


Published on Sunday, July 14, 2013 by Common Dreams

Jury: 'Not Guilty'; Protesters: 'No Justice, No Peace!'

George Zimmerman was set free Saturday night after a Florida jury acquitted the vigilante of murdering Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager out buying candy, after he racially profiled, stalked, confronted and shot the boy within his gated housing development in February of 2012.

When the verdict was read, Zimmerman smiled.

The jury was made up of six women—five white and one Hispanic.

Trayvon Martin's family was not in the courtroom. In the moments after the verdict, Tracy Martin, the father of Trayvon Martin, tweeted: "God blessed Me & Sybrina with Tray and even in his death I know my baby proud of the FIGHT we along with all of you put up for him GOD BLESS."

Outside the courthouse, hundreds of protesters began pumping their fists in the air and chanting “No justice, no peace!”

Protests spread to cities and towns across the US, as demonstrators poured into the streets Saturday night after the verdict, with many staying through the early hours of the morning and continuing their rallies Sunday.

From Washington DC to San Francisco to Atlanta, demonstrators railed against an outcome that they say shows that black lives are devalued and 'the whole system is racist.'

Just outside of the Sacramento city hall, dozens of protesters chanted in the moments after the verdict: “What do we want? Justice. When do we we want it? Now. For who? Trayvon.”

Communities across the US are calling for the outcome of the Zimmerman trial to reignite mass movements for racial justice, and organizers have declared days of nation-wide peaceful protest Sunday and Monday.

Judith Brown Dianis of the Huffington Post urged those deeply saddened by the trial's outcome to transform their grief into grassroots organizing:

The killing of Trayvon Martin is a clarion call for our nation to finally grapple with the issue of racial injustice and the continued victimization of young black men. The response of millions to the injustice of failing to arrest and try Trayvon's killer is a testament to the power and effectiveness of grassroots movements. The movement must not stop with this verdict but continue on until each and every young man of color in America can walk the streets in any of our nation's neighborhoods unafraid, knowing not only that he is safe, but that his country walks beside him.

June 26, 2013

Be Vigilant for Lynne Stewart – As She Was For All of Us


A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford
Ralph Poynter, husband and comrade of people’s lawyer Lynne Stewart, is on vigil in Washington, DC, “appealing to the sense of humanity” of the powers-that-be. However, “it appears that Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama, himself, are allowing Lynne Stewart’s days of life to drain away.”

Be Vigilant for Lynne Stewart – As She Was For All of Us
A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford
She is now at Stage Four, her condition deteriorating rapidly.”
There is a vigil underway in front of the White House, a life and death watch for a heroic people’s lawyer. Lynne Stewart dedicated her professional life to building whatever barricades of law she could to prevent the rulers from running roughshod over the people. Today, with Lynne’s life perilously in the balance, she requires the people’s due diligence in demanding that she be allowed compassionate release from prison.
Lynne Stewart should have never been there in the first place, a victim of the National Security State’s wars against humanity, both foreign and domestic. Stewart, one of the nation’s best and most dedicated guardians of human rights, was sentenced to 28 months in prison for zealously defending her client, the so-called “Blind Sheik” Omar Abdel-Rahman, accused in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. Stewart helped her client write a press release, and wound up being convicted of obstruction of justice and giving material support to terrorists. That was in 2006.
Human rights organizations warned that the sentence would have “a chilling effect on human rights defenders who stand between government agencies and potential victims of abuses.” But Lynne Stewart was not chilled. She remained free on bail during her appeal. Stewart had already undergone treatment for breast cancer. Her appeal was denied and she began serving her 28-month sentence in November 2009. But the judge resented the fact that Stewart’s spirit had not been broken. She had seen so many clients caught in the jaws of the rich man’s criminal injustice machinery, and was prepared to serve her time if she were ensnared by the system, as well. But the judge resentenced Lynne to ten years in prison. She was 70 years old, and the breast cancer had returned.
She requires the people’s due diligence.”
Stewart had been scheduled for cancer surgery the week she was sentenced, but was forced to wait another year and a half for treatment. By then, the cancer had metastasized. She is now at Stage Four, her condition deteriorating rapidly in a federal medical prison facility in Fort Worth, Texas.
Many thousands of petitioners – and many notables of the human rights community – appealed for Stewart’s release on compassionate grounds, so that she might get treatment at the best cancer hospital in New York, and spend what time she has left with her family and friends. The prison warden has signed for her release, as has the director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Her husband and fellow activist, Ralph Poynter, says Lynn’s post-prison housing has been approved by probation authorities. Yet, it appears that Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama, himself, are allowing Lynne Stewart’s days of life to drain away.
Ralph Poynter has taken up the vigil in front of the White House, appealing to the sense of humanity of the man inside, and his Attorney General. They need to hear from you, too. Go to LynneStewart.org, sign the petition, make the calls, and if you can, join Ralph Poynter on his vigil in Washington, DC. That’s LynneStewart.org.

For Black Agenda Radio, I’m Glen Ford. On the web, go to BlackAgendaReport.com.
BAR executive editor Glen Ford can be contacted atGlen.Ford@BlackAgendaReport.com.

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FREE LYNNE STEWART

"BRING HER HOME NOW!"

RALLY + MARCH

MON JULY 1

4PM-7PM

MEET AT FOLEY SQUARE @ 4PM
in Lower Manhattan

MARCH to Federal Courthouse @ 500 Pearl ST MARCH to MCC Jail MARCH back to Foley Square for a RALLY

Rain or Shine!


April 12, 2013

Community Read and Lecture Series on Mass Incarceration

Wednesday, 17 April, at 6 pm. 
Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library
Family Partnership Center
29 N. Hamilton Street
Poughkeepsie, NY  

Meetings will be held Apr 17, May 1, May 15, May 29, June 5 and June 19, and will feature speakers on chapter topics. Copies of "The New Jim Crow" will be available for purchase at a big discount. We can also make copies available at no cost for those how can't afford it. There is ample free parking in the lot across the street. 

Reservations: 
845.475.8781 or 914.388.3092
Sponsored by:
End the New Jim Crow Action Network (ENJAN)
http://www.enjan.org


March 22, 2013

April 25th from 7pm to 9 pm


April 25th from 7pm to 9 pm

Lateef Islam Auditorium
at the Family Partnership Center
29 North Hamilton St Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845-452-1110



"The House I Live In" is a riveting documentary which addresses the structural and personal consequences of America's War on Drugs and system of Mass Incarceration.

There will be a showing of the 50-minute version of the film, followed by a panel discussion featuring representatives from the Drug Policy Alliance from New York City and ENJAN's own Odell Winfield.

The screening is absolutely free and a great way to spend a Thursday evening!

March 20, 2013

Maroon the Implacable


New Paltz: Book release event
on writings of political prisoner
Russell Maroon Shoatz

Date : 29 March 2013 From : 7:00pm

Event Description :
"Maroon the Implacable: The Life and Writings of Political Prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz"

The first published collection of the U.S. political prisoner's accumulated written works, and including new essays written expressly for this volume.

Russell Maroon Shoatz is a U.S. political prisoner who has been held for over thirty years, including two decades in solitary confinement. He was active as a leader in the Black Liberation Movement in Philadelphia, both above and underground. His successful escapes from maximum-security prisons earned him the title "Maroon".

The event will be presented by Quincy Saul (editor) and Theresa Shoatz (the author's daughter).

Cost: free

Location:
Inquiring Minds Bookstore 6 Church Street New Paltz, NY 12561 Map and directions:
maps.google.com...

Contact: 845 255-8300, or via the email address below.

Sponsored by: Inquiring Minds Bookstore.

Email : inquiringmindsevents@gmail.com
Main web site : http://www.russellmaroonshoats.wordpress.com

March 16, 2013

Kingston and Poughkeepsie meetings for April


-Kingston: Meeting of End the New Jim Crow Action Committee
Date : 8 Apr 2013       From : 6:00pm   To : 7:30pm  
The End the New Jim Crow Action Network! (ENJAN) is a Hudson Valley network dedicated to fighting racist policies of racial profiling, police brutality, and mass incarceration (the "new Jim Crow").
Location:
New Progressive Baptist Church
8 Hone St.
Kingston, NY 12401
Contact: 845-475-8781 or http://www.enjan.org

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-Poughkeepsie: Meeting of End the New Jim Crow Action Committee
Date : 10 Apr 2013       From : 6:00pm   To : 7:30pm  
The End the New Jim Crow Action Network! (ENJAN) is a Hudson Valley network dedicated to fighting racist policies of racial profiling, police brutality, and mass incarceration (the "new Jim Crow").
Location:
Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library
Family Partnership Center
29 N Hamilton St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Contact: 845-475-8781 or http://www.enjan.org

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-Kingston: Meeting of End the New Jim Crow Action Committee
Date : 22 Apr 2013       From : 6:00pm   To : 7:30pm  
The End the New Jim Crow Action Network! (ENJAN) is a Hudson Valley network dedicated to fighting racist policies of racial profiling, police brutality, and mass incarceration (the "new Jim Crow").
Location:
New Progressive Baptist Church
8 Hone St.
Kingston, NY 12401
Contact: 845-475-8781 or http://www.enjan.org

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-Poughkeepsie: Meeting of End the New Jim Crow Action Committee
Date : 24 Apr 2013       From : 6:00pm   To : 7:30pm  
The End the New Jim Crow Action Network! (ENJAN) is a Hudson Valley network dedicated to fighting racist policies of racial profiling, police brutality, and mass incarceration (the "new Jim Crow").
Location:
Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library
Family Partnership Center
29 N Hamilton St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Contact: 845-475-8781 or http://www.enjan.org


March 11, 2013

New community read


For those interested in learning more about our current system of mass incarceration, we are planning a new community read of Michelle Alexander's book, which will take place on Friday nights in the Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library beginning at 6 pm. The first meeting is scheduled for Friday, 29 March--so save the date! Copies of the book will be available at the first meeting, and we will send you information about speakers for the series.

If you are interested in getting involved right now, the Poughkeepsie group meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Our next meeting is this coming Wednesday, 13 March, at 6 pm, in the Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library, which is located on the 2nd floor of the Family Partnership Center (29 N. Hamilton Street). There is ample parking in the lot across the street. We look forward to welcoming you to any meeting or action. Graphic image by Justin Walker, as it appeared in the Columbia Political Review:
http://cpreview.org/2012/11/jazz-jail-and-the-new-jim-crow/

March 8, 2013

Broken on All Sides




Broken on All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration and New Visions for Criminal Justice in the U.S. Trailer (Broken On All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration & New Visions for Criminal Justice in the U.S.)

March 4, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013 6:30 p.m.

DEFEND WOMEN'S RIGHTS!
Fight Back Against the War on Women
Thursday, March 7, 2013 6:30 p.m.
SUNY Campus Lecture Center 100, NEW PALTZ, NY 

ENJAN will be tabling there and I will be tabling for Move To Amend Ulster County. Please show your support. 

Dozens of community, labor, feminist, peace, justice, political and college organizations are backing this Mid-Hudson regional commemoration of International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 7. Rallies are taking place in many U.S. towns, called nationally by Women Organized to Resist and Defend (defendwomensrights.org).

The meeting is an answer to recent conservative attacks on women’s rights, to which we respond: Stop Violence Against Women, Stop the War on Women’s Rights, Defend Reproductive Justice, Full Equality for all Women Workers!

Speakers, singers, poets and videos will express these demands at the rally. There will be plenty of information and ideas to take home and use. The program is in formation — all speakers and endorsers will be posted soon at http://activistnewsletter.blogspot.com/.
The Hudson Valley Activist Newsletter is the organizer. Early endorsers include the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO, United University Professions AFL-CIO (SUNY NP), New Paltz Women in Black, Amnesty International (local branch), Bard College Student Labor Dialogue, Washbourne House (women and children's shelter), Orange County Democratic Women, Ulster County Democratic Women, Sociology Dept. (SUNY NP), Progressive Academic Network (SUNY NP), Environmental Task Force (community/campus), NP Climate Action Coalition, NYPIRG and OXFAM (SUNY NP chapters), Students for a Free Palestine (SUNY NP), Move to Amend of Ulster County, Peace and Social Progress Now, Mid-Hudson ANSWER, Haitian People’s Support Project.
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Attention Men: You are encouraged to attend the rally as an act of solidarity with our demands and struggle. 

Maggie Williams

February 27, 2013

After Trayvon

by Abby Zimet

On the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Trayvon Martin, his parents declared that "as parents of a slain child, we never move on" at a candlelight vigil in New York, one of scores of remembrances and demonstrations. The last year has seen over a dozen acts of promise, kindness or resistance, including widespread support for Trayvon's family, the hiring of a new police chief in Sanford, moves to repeal Stand Your Ground laws, and the decision by over 30 corporations to cut ties with ALEC, the right-wing group that pushed those laws. They offer some solace. Just not enough.

February 15, 2013

Angela Davis and Michelle Alexander




Angela Davis and Michelle Alexander take part in a panel discussion on the issue of mass incarceration at Riverside Church in New York City on September 14, 2012. They answer the questions of, what is the problem of mass incarceration and what does it say about the United States society?

February 6, 2013

Poughkeepsie: Black History Month celebration


Date : 7 February 2013       From : 7:00pm    iCal Google Calendar
Category : Race Issues Location : 12601


Event Description : 
Progressive activist and comedian Dick Gregory is featured at a celebration of Black History Month, and a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

From the organizers: "This evening will bring you face to face with a seminal figure in the civil rights movement that transformed America. You will be 'moved to your bones.' Do not miss this opportunity to see one of the members of Comedy Central's list of '100 Greatest Standups' of all time."

Cost:

Location:
Hancock Center, room 2023
Marist College
3399 North Road / Rt 9
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Map and directions to campus:
http://www.marist.edu/about/directions.html
Campus map (the Hancock Center is building #15):
http://www.marist.edu/about/map.html

Contact:

Sponsored by: the American Association of University Women,

January 14, 2013

2:00 pm, Sunday, January 20, 2013


23rd Annual Birthday Tribute to
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
King Says “NO!” To The New Jim Crow
2:00 pm, Sunday, January 20, 2013
Woodstock Community Center, Rock City Road

Free
Come join us for an afternoon of reflection, celebration, education and song to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As Dr. King said, “A time comes when silence is betrayal.” Many were a part of the struggle against Jim Crow embodied in the Civil Rights Movement to which Dr. King dedicated his life.  Today there is a call to educate and mobilize people against the New Jim Crow.  As Michelle Alexander points out in her new, best selling book, The New Jim Crow, Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, we now have a new form of racial caste system. Alexander shows how the mass incarceration of African American young men, brought about by the War on Drugs, has created a permanent, new caste system. She notes, “Like Jim Crow (and slavery), mass incarceration operates as a tightly networked system of laws, policies, customs and institutions that operate collectively to ensure the subordinate status of a group largely defined by race.”
Theo Harris, our keynote speaker, is a criminal justice consultant, author and singer. Theo will be teaching us about the New Jim Crow and linking it to Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement. His newly published autobiography Blessed andHighly Favored, Memoirs of a Multiple Felon, has received much acclaim. Theo holds a BA from Syracuse University, and a Master of Professional Studies from NY Theological Seminary, all of which were earned while he was incarcerated. Known for his singing inside and outside prison, he and his wife Phyllis, The Anointed Two, will also be performing. 
Speaking will be Pam Africa, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal; Ismail Shabazz, Community Activist; Maggie Williams, Move to Amend; and the Town Supervisor of Woodstock Jeremy Wilber. Performing will be Dennis Washington, Director of the Ulster County Community Choir, singing Negro Spirituals; Debra Burger, Freedom Songs; and Theo and Phyllis Harris, The Anointed Two.
Sponsored by Martin Luther King Jr. Planning Committee, Haitian People's Support Project and Town of Woodstock
For information: terryler@aol.com or 845 679-7320

January 9, 2013

MLK Day...Monday, Jan. 21st

- Monday, Jan. 21st-

18th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
March for Social and Economic Justice

Starting with songs and speeches at 11 am that day at Smith Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church at 124 Smith Street in Poughkeepsie, marching at 12:30 pm to the Dutchess County Office Building at 22 Market Street, and ending up with more discussion and refreshments at Holy Light Pentecostal Church at 33 Clover Street in Poughkeepsie

ALSO

The Rivertown Kids invite you to their

6th Annual Martin Luther King Day
Celebration for Social Justice


*A Benefit Concert for the Howland Cultural Center*

Monday, January 21, 2013
7:30 PM  (Doors open at 7:00 PM)
Howland Cultural Center
477 Main Street, Beacon, New York
   
Featuring
Alvin Bell*David Bernz*Jacob Bernz
Betty and the Baby Boomers*Guy Davis*Dan Einbender
Jeff Haynes*Travis Jeffrey*Melissa Ortquist
The Rivertown Kids*Chris Ruhe*Pete Seeger*Sarah Underhill

$10.00 Minimum Donation
Sponsored by the Howland Cultural Center and Rivertown Kids, Inc.

For information contact the Howland Cultural Center at (845) 831-4988 or info@Rivertownkids.org