Past Events

9th Annual Community Freestyle

Calling all trans, two-spirit, gender non conforming, queer, lesbian, bisexual, and gay people of color in Brooklyn and our allies!

The Safe OUTside the System Collective of The Audre Lorde Project invites you to their 9th annual Community Freestyle! Gather your transformative and revolutionary tools and join us for an intergenerational afternoon of building survivor-led self-determined community safety for ourselves and our neighbors of color in central Brooklyn. The Freestyle will feature cultural performances, visual art exhibitions, workshops, childcare, a delicious meal, and a space to ground with community in the Safe OUTside the System's Safe Neighborhood Campaign.
 

Location:
Audre Lorde Project 147 West 24th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY

Know Your Rights Session

The Legal Aid Society has been sponsoring a series of Know Your Rights sessions to discuss concerns about immigration under the Trump Administration. Legal Aid lawyers will discuss concerns about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and the rights of undocumented and documented immigrants.

Location:
United Healthcare, 136-02 Roosevelt Ave., 3rd Floor, Flushing

Resilient New York

Join North Star Fund and their partners on May 20 for Resilient New York, a forum to advance grassroots organizing as a key strategy to protect the dignity and rights of all New Yorkers. The event is a call to community members, donors, grantmakers, and organizers to unite around a proactive shared vision to support the grassroots for the next four years and beyond.

Location:
North Star Fund 520 Eighth Ave., Ste 1800, New York, NY 10018

Event is FREE, but RSVP required: bit.ly/ResilientNY
If you have questions about Resilient New York or would like to volunteer, please contact Helen Stillman (helen [at] northstarfund.org).

Forward Justice

Join the NYCLU & ACLU Nationwide for an evening of honest conversations among thought-leaders, formerly incarcerated advocates, musicians, and artists about how we must and can transform America’s broken criminal justice system.

Featuring: Michael K. Williams, actor * Udi Ofer and William Cobb, ACLU Campaign for Smart Justice * Melissa Harris-Perry, Wake Forest University * Touré, writer and journalist * Rashad Robinson, Color of Change * Glenn Martin, JustLeadershipUSA * Monifa Bandele, MomsRising, Communities United for Police Reform

Location:
Brooklyn Museum, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn

Free event, RSVP required (http://bit.ly/2pXZ2ZQ).
*Hosted by the New York Civil Liberties Union & ACLU Nationwide.

South Bronx Community Meeting

Join the Justice Committee for an open discussion about how to build a safer, healthier and more powerful South Bronx community. We will be discussing issues facing the South Bronx community and brainstorming steps we can take together to address them- like building South Bronx Cop Watch, combatting increased ICE activity and much more. Pls bring your ideas and ur love for your community!

Location:
547 E. 146th Street, Bronx, NY 10455

RSVP to riko [at] justicecommittee.org.
Food & metrocards for participants. 

Hidden Consequences of a Criminal Conviction

Have you ever been arrested or convicted and wondering what happens now? On May 11, join the Legal Aid Society & Save Our Streets (S.O.S.) Brooklyn for a discussion on the housing, employment, public assistance, voting, family, and other legal consequences of a criminal conviction.  

Location:
495 Gates Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Hate Free Zones: People's Assembly for Community Defense

Join Jews for Racial and Economic Justice and their partners for the first Hate Free Zones: People's Assembly for Community Defense this Sunday, May 7th from 2:30–5:30pm in Jackson Heights, Queens!  We'll be gathering as workers, immigrants, people of color, womxn, LGBTQ people, young people and allies for an afternoon of building community, story-telling, and taking action — to love, defend and protect each other. 

Location:
35-59 81st St., Jackson Heights, Queens (E/F/M/R to 74th St/Roosevelt Ave, or 7 train to 82nd St).

RSVP to keren [at] jfrej.org if you plan to attend. Especially if you're trained in Security and/or can volunteer with logistics at the event.

There will be free childcare and light snacks provided.

Manhattan Know Your Rights Training

CPR members are launching city-wide Know Your Rights training series to empower New Yorkers with critical Know Your Rights information and tools for how you can stay as safe as possible during interactions with the NYPD and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, such as ICE & the FBI.  Join the NYC Anti-Violence Proejct, New York Civil Liberties Union & NAACP LDF for this free training in Manhattan.

Location:
Downtown Art, 70 East 4th St., Manhattan

For more info, contact Yasmin Safdie, YSafdie [at] avp.org, 212-714-1184 x14

Bronx Know Your Rights Training

CPR members are launching city-wide Know Your Rights training series to empower New Yorkers with critical Know Your Rights information and tools for how you can stay as safe as possible during interactions with the NYPD and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, such as ICE & the FBI.  Join the Justice Committee, Public Science Project & FIERCE for this free training in the Bronx.

Location:
Bronxworks/Betances Center, 547 East 146th Street, Bronx, NY

Riko [at] JusticeCommittee.org, 347-541-6361.

Know Your Rights Session

The Legal Aid Society has been sponsoring a series of Know Your Rights sessions to discuss concerns about immigration under the Trump Administration. Legal Aid lawyers will discuss concerns about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and the rights of undocumented and documented immigrants.

Location:
University Settlement, Houston Street Center, 273 Bowery, New York, NY

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