July 29, 2016

Gathering of groups inspired by Michelle Alexander's "The New Jim Crow"

United to End the New Jim Crow

a Mid-Hudson Valley Regional Gathering 

On Saturday, August 6th there will be a gathering of groups inspired by Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow.  People will have an opportunity to build connections, discuss key issues, and think together about how we might support each other's efforts into the future.
August 6, 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Optional 10:30 am SAFE Parole Act Workshop
Christ the King Episcopal Church
3021 State Route 213 East, Stone Ridge, NY

Please bring a dish to share.
Schedule of Events
10:30 SAFE Parole Act Workshop-optional
11:30 **Main event begins - Introductions & Welcome **
12:45 Potluck lunch and BBQ
2:15 Breakout groups
3:30 Closing

Join us for the SAFE Parole Act Workshop at 10:30 am! This is an opportunity to learn from statewide organizers more about this act and how you can get involved. The Safe And Fair Evaluation (SAFE) Parole Act will make the parole board accountable for its decisions, empower applicants to take concrete action to improve their readiness for parole, and reunite families across the state.

This is a collaboratively organized event and your thoughts and energy are welcome as we work to plan this gathering. Questions, suggestions, and offers to help may be directed to Shelley Friedmann at shelley.friedmann@gmail.com

July 14, 2016

Black Lives Matter in Poughkeepsie

The rally on Sunday, July10, 2016 in Poughkeepsie, NY
was organized by members of Black Lives Matter and
End the New Jim Crow http://www.enjan.org

July 13, 2016

Video of Hudson Event

HUDSON-More than 200 people gathered to listen to speakers in front of the Columbia County Courthouse Tuesday evening at a vigil for the recent police killings of black men.

HUDSON-More than 200 people gathered to listen to speakers in front of the Columbia County Courthouse Tuesday evening at a vigil for the recent police killings of black men.

July 11, 2016

Surveillance of people of color

Working to expose surveillance of Black Lives Matter

Last week CCR and Color of Change filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security seeking documents about the apparently coordinated local, state, and federal surveillance of Black Lives Matter activists protesting the senseless killings of predominantly Black people by police forces nationwide – a crisis that continues unabated as demonstrated last week by the brutal execution-style shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Our intent is to use the FOIA to expose the widespread and systemic nature of the surveillance of activists seeking to hold the police and government to account and, in the words of Color of Change’s Brandi Collins “to inform the public narrative around what surveillance actually looks like for people of color.” Read the rest of Brandi’s powerful guest blog, “To be Black is to be Surveilled” on The Daily Outrage.

'She was making her stand'

Photo which shows Iesha L Evans standing still in the face of two Louisiana state troopers in riot gear has drawn comparisons to other historic protest images.

July 8, 2016

Join us Sunday, July 10th at 7:00PM

Join us Sunday, July 10th at 7:00PM for a vigil for #AltonSterling and #PhilandoCastile .

A time to mourn our fallen brothers, support each other, and call for justice.

Bring candles if you have them. 

We will be in the empty lot on Main Street in Poughkeepsie near the corner of Market and Main.

July 7, 2016

Vigil on Thu, July 7 in Kingston

There is a vigil for Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, both killed by police, tonight in Kingston at 7 pm, on the corner of Broadway and Grand Street.