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