March 29, 2017

April 5 : Shannon Wong, Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union

Shannon Wong, Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union
Lower Hudson Valley Chapter will present:

"Protecting Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in NYS"

Family Partnership Center April 5, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Please reply to confirm your attendance, and how many others will also attend, as soon as possible to facilitate appropriate planning.

Room to be Announced based on the number of people interested.
So Don't Delay - Let Me Know!

brian@dutchessoutreach.org

I Am Not Your Negro: Saturday, April 1st

Engage Film Series Presents: I Am Not Your Negro: Saturday, April 1st at 10:00 am in Rhinebeck. Free benefit screening (suggested donation $10), followed by a panel discussion anchored by Black Lives Matter Hudson Valley, Showing Up for Racial Justice Ulster County, and the Million Hoodies Project of Bard College. Proceeds will benefit Black Lives Matter, Hudson Valley

March 23, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 7:30pm at Pointe of Praise Family Life Center in Kingston


TMI Project Presents: #BlackStoriesMatter

The TMI Project offers storytelling workshops to cultivate change in participants and inspire audience members. Partnering with Citizen Action of New York in the Hudson Valley, TMI Project will stage its latest performance, #BlackStoriesMatter, to bring to light part of the contemporary black experience. "#BlackStoriesMatter is our way of participating as an organization in the national outcry of injustice that has been amplified as a result of senseless killings at the hands of law enforcement, frequent racial profiling, and the history of racism in this nation," says TMI Project Executive Director Eva Tenuto. In addition to numerous storytellers, the event will feature performances by Brooklyn Tech's Step Team, The Lady Dragons, and the social justice dance team from Center for Creative Education. Saturday, March 25, 7:30pm at Pointe of Praise Family Life Center in Kingston. TMIProject.org



March 22, 2017

March 28 film screening and discussion


March 28 5-7:30 pm film screening and discussion. Documentary "13" explores the history of race and the criminal justice system. Discussion by Paul Donnelly, a teacher in the Poughkeepsie  City School District and instructor for Vassar College's Urban Education Initiative. Location Hudson Hall, Dutchess Community College

March 13, 2017

School To Prison Pipeline


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Please bring your friends and share widely.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1818470245079095/
SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE; KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
Thursday, March 16, 2017
6-8pm @ Mid-Hudson Heritage Center
317 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY

Join the End the New Jim Crow Action Network (ENJAN) and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) Lower Hudson Valley Chapter for a community discussion and workshop to:
• Identify concerns and share statistics about area high schools
• Discuss the impacts of the school-to-prison pipeline on students, families and communities
• Propose strategies, programs and policy solutions
• Provide training about knowing your rights with police in schools and knowing your rights when facing suspension
PANELISTS:
Paul Donnelly, teacher
Jocelyn Johnson-Kearney, community organizer
Geri Willmott, educator/activist
Shannon Wong, NYCLU Lower Hudson Valley
SPONSORS:
ENJAN (End the New Jim Crow Action Network) Poughkeepsie
NYCLU (New York Civil Liberties Union) Lower Hudson Valley Chapter
www.ENJAN.org  |  enjanhv@gmail.com  |  https://www.facebook.com/enjanpok/
NYCLU: 914-997-7479  |  lowerhudsonvalley@nyclu.org

March 12, 2017

Focus on First Ladies, and Women Who Created Black Lives Matter

SOUTHERN DUTCHESS NAACP ANNUAL

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION

7 p.m. Saturday, March 25th
Howland Cultural Center * 477 Main Street * Beacon NY 10524 * 845-831-4988
FOCUS ON FIRST LADIES
Screening documentary film, THE LEGACY OF MICHELLE OBAMA
A musical commemoration of the  90th birthday of Leontyne Price, renowned lyric-dramatic soprano who starred as Cleopatra in the 1966 opening of the then-new  Metropolitan Opera House.
Presented by Goldee Greene
Tribute to a game-changing trio of women who created Black Lives Matter:  Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi, and Alicia Garza.

Led by Tracy Givens Hunter.
Suggested donation: $5          Refreshments served.
Special thanks to Aaron Verdile/EXT Productions for technical support

March 10, 2017

Michael Sussman and ENJAN

Michael Sussman is scheduled to introduce the Court Watching Program at ENJAN Kingston on Monday, March 13, at 6 to 8 pm at New Progressive Baptist Church, 8 Hone St. Kingston 12401.  The public is invited.

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Michael Sussman at ENJAN Poughkeesie  April 12.  Details below.

Ending Mass Incarceration will require dedication, focus and your time. If you are ready and want to learn how to "Court Watch" to "monitor" (gather data from) local criminal courts in Dutchess County. We have confirmed a Date Time and Place with Attorney Michael Sussman.

Sussman is coordinating with, and helping to train court watch groups in several Counties.  

Our initial meeting will be held at ENJAN - POK meeting on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 6:30pm at the Sadie Delaney Peterson African Roots Library, 29 North Hamilton Street. Suite 218. Poughkeepsie, New York 12601. 

Please forward this information to your respective groups.  Thank you and Best!

- - Jen Brown, Tracy Givens-Hunter, Jeffrey Schneider
     members ENJAN Poughkeepsie

Film at Beacon Prison Action

Ava DuVernay's powrful and important film, 13th, wil be showing Monday, March 13, 8 pm at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon

"One of the Best Films of 2016"
97% on Rotton Tomatoes

"An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality."

Beacon Prison Action will present briefly before the film.

March 5, 2017

Ending Mass Incarceration, April 12 event

Ending Mass Incarceration will require dedication, focus and your time. If you are ready and want to learn how to "Court Watch" to "monitor" (gather data from) local criminal courts in Dutchess County. We have confirmed a Date Time and Place with Attorney Michael Sussman.

Sussman is coordinating with, and helping to train court watch groups in several Counties.  

Our initial meeting will be held at ENJAN - POK meeting on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 6:30pm at the Sadie Delaney Peterson African Roots Library, 29 North Hamilton Street. Suite 218. Poughkeepsie, New York 12601. 

Please forward this information to your respective groups.  Thank you and Best!

- - Jen Brown, Tracy Givens-Hunter, Jeffrey Schneider