Hello Family and Friends!
Spring is finally here and we are all set to really get our hands dirty planting and growing some deliciously healthy food.
Just a quick thank you and update as to some recent successes we have had and where we are headed with the
Thanks to your support, encouragement and dedication to this project we will be receiving three grants this spring!
Thanks to your facebook "likes", your contributions and to our very awesome interns and partnership we have been awarded the following:
We would like to invite you to:
Join us tonight at our next Campaign to End the New Jim Crow organizing meeting as we strategize and mobilize
to end mass incarceration.
CAMPAIGN TO END THE NEW JIM CROW
We hope to use this meeting to develop study groups, community outreach, hold our decision makers accountable and start working together as a larger citywide movement by linking the struggles. Some of our current projects include a community forum on police violence, the case on the Central Park 5 and its impact on NYS criminal justice, planning for a statewide conference, and creating a speakers' bureau and other outreach materials.
At a recent event against drug prohibition I was asked to speak, as I was asked to speak the year before. Well, my views on drug prohibition have been consistently consistent----prohibition is sheer bull---t! It is my opinion that the entire narrative around drugs in this country (and the world) has to be changed. For far too long we have framed the discussion in terms of law and public policy. It is time for a change because that conversation is not going anywhere. The conversation has to be reframed in terms of “human rights” and an individuals inalienable right to choose what he/she can put in their bodies.
Friday May 10, 2013
4:30pm Rally at One Police Plaza
6:30pm Performance at Foley Square(Take the J or 4/5/6 to Chambers St/Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall St, R to City Hall or A/C or 2/3 to Chambers Street/Park Place) Performers include:
Frank Lopez of Peace Poets
Elijah Kuan Wong
Planning Team: Allene Person (mother of Timur Person), Danny Hernandez (brother of Iman Morales), Frank Graham (father of Ramarley Graham), Juanita Young (mother of Malcolm Ferguson), Margarita Rosario (mother of Anthony Rosario aunt of Hilton Vega), Olga Negron mother of (Iman Morales), Valerie Bell (mother of Sean Bell), and members of the Justice Committee.
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