July 31, 2017

"An Evening of Real History"

Pierre Leroy speaking on the subject of the Haitian Revolution, at the "An Evening of Real History" event, at the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center, in Kingston, NY, on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Photo by Jim Peppler. Copyright/Jim Peppler-2017.

COPYRIGHT:Jim Peppler 2017


July 27, 2017

Second Annual ENJAN Gathering

ENJAN's Second Annual Regional Gathering on Saturday, August 5 from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm, with optional March for Justice workshop at 10:30 am.

At this regional gathering, we will have an opportunity to build our connections, discuss key issues, and think together about how we might support each other's efforts into the future.

Location: Christ the King Episcopal Church, 3021 State Rt. 213 East, Stone Ridge. (Same venue as last summer.)

Please bring a dish to share.  We encourage everyone to bring their own dishes and silverware to decrease our environmental impact.

Schedule of Events
10:30 March for Justice Workshop- presented by Colia Clark
11:30 Introductions & Welcome
12:45 Potluck lunch and BBQ
2:15 Breakout groups
3:30 Closing

Join us for the March for Justice Workshop at 10:30 am! Colia Clark will be kicking off the event by discussing the March for Justice in the context of the criminal justice system today and its relationship to the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

July 24, 2017

What’s Happening This Week?

What’s Happening This Week?
Tuesday, July 25th, 8:30 a.m.
Kingston City Court (1 Garraghan Drive)
Solidarity Against State Sanctioned Violence

On July 20th, a 24-year-old Kingston resident was walking home from work when police stopped him to question where he was going, and where he had been. They asked him what was in his hand, and he was holding a beer. 3 - 4 cop cars arrived and because he had no identification on him, the officers kept asking him to repeat his name. A cop came up behind him and tried to put his hands behind his back. Before he knew it, he was face down on the ground. 

While on the ground, curled up in a fetal position, he was pepper sprayed and tased by officers of the Kingston Police Department. He is bruised, scratched and swollen. 
His charges were: Littering, Open Container and Resisting Arrest. 

On Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. he is scheduled to appear in court, and we must send a message of support and solidarity, and let the  Kingston Police Department know that we won't accept this behavior. #BlackLivesMatter !

July 23, 2017

Evening of Real History July 29

Great event Saturday, July 29th, 6:30 at African Roots Library, 43 Gill Street, Kingston.  Pierre will we speaking about the Haitian Revolution.  Hope you can come.  Terry Leroy