August 31, 2018

People's Institute for Survival and Beyond

We are ENJAN (End the New Jim Crow Action Network

The weekend Sept. 28 & 29 2018,  @  St. John’s Episcopal Church, 207 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401
Again weekend Nov. 2, 3, 4, 2018 @ Oakwood Friends School, 22 Spackenkill Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY
We will bring facilitators from the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, to the Hudson Valley, to conduct a two and a half day workshop entitled  UNDOING RACISM.   Enrollment will be open to the community (limited to 35 participants).   Your donations will allow us to offer scholarships to residents in the Hudson Valley.

Help us raise the funding to bring this important workshop to Dutchess County.   Thank you in anticipation.
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August 25, 2018

ENJAN regional gathering

Dear Friends,

Save the date! On Saturday, September 15th we will come together, for the third time, as groups inspired by Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow.  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.  Some new groups that have formed this year will be introduced as well.

The event will kick off at 10:30 am and end at 4 pm.  There will be a potluck lunch during the event.  There will be more information to follow.

The location is at the Christ the King Episcopal Church in Stone Ridge located at 3021 NY-213, Stone Ridge, NY 12484 (The church where we held the event the last two summers).


Jillian DiFalco
Kingston ENJAN

August 6, 2018

Fabian Marshall suing City of Kingston

This screen capture from YouTube shows the arrest of Kingston resident Fabian Marshall in 2015.
KINGSTON, N.Y. >> A city man who was tased and arrested in a September 2015 incident is suing the two Kingston police officers involved, alleging they violated his constitutional rights. 
Fabian Marshall, 27, alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, that he was subjected to excessive force by the officers, which caused him physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, and lost wages. 
The suit names Kingston police officers Jeremy Arciello and Michael Mills as defendants and seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.
According to the lawsuit, Marshall was waiting on Broadway at approximately 10:30 a.m., Sept. 4, 2015, for his aunt to give him a ride to work. At that time, Marshall was approached by Arciello while police officers were trying to find a “short, bald, middle-aged, light-skinned African American man” who allegedly had pushed an elderly rider off his bicycle near Broadway, the suit said.