Upcoming Events

Thanks for checking out our calendar of upcoming CPR and CPR member events. Turning out to events is a great way to build community power with others who are passionate about police accountability, safety and justice!

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Train The Trainer

Join CAIR-NY, the Association of Muslim-American Lawyers, the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Muslim Bar Association of New York, the Iranian American Bar Association, and Weil, Gotshal & Manges for this timely training on the impact of President Trump's executive order and measures that at-risk travelers can take to prevent and respond to discrimination.  Participating lawyers will be invited to present at area mosques and Muslim community centers as part of this exciting outreach coalition.

Location:
Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, 767 5th Avenue (between 58th and 59th streets).

More info & RSVP at http://www.cair-ny.org/feb-training.
*This training is tailored for law students and legal practitioners.

LGBTQ Legal Clinics with NYC Anti-Violence Project

The results of the presidential election sent shockwaves to LGBTQ, HIV-affected, immigrant, and other communities throughout New York City. As a response to the election, a coalition of New York City non-profits, advocacy organizations and direct service organizations has come together to offer free legal clinics. These clinics will provide brief legal advice, referrals or representation. Issues that can be addressed include legal name change, identification document change (passport, etc.), immigration, advance directives, wills, family law, intimate partner violence, legal support for survivors of hate violence.

Location:
New Alternatives For LGBT Homeless Youth 410 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018

**Open to community members 24 years old and under.** Walk-ins are welcome, but those who register will be ensured an interview and will be provided with a translator, if requested. Registration at bit.ly/LGBTQLegalClinic. All information will be kept strictly confidential and in the custody of attorneys and clinic staff. If you have questions, want AVP to schedule a clinic at your organization or if you are an attorney and would like to volunteer, please email Jessie Pimentel at jpimentel [at] avp.org

Repair the Harms: Seal Low-Level Marijuana Arrest Records

New York’s marijuana arrest crusade began more than 20 years ago. Since then, police departments across the state have arrested over 800,000 New Yorkers for low-level marijuana possession offenses. What’s worse, many of these arrests were the product of an unconstitutional stop. Today, thousands of New Yorkers are still being burdened by these arrests even after the Governor and law enforcement officials admitted they were wrong! Join Drug Policy Alliance, VOCAL NY, Immigration Defense Project, advocates, & community members in Albany to demand reprieve for the harm that has been caused and advocate for legislative solutions to keep New York families together. 

Location:
Great Western Staircase (Million Dollar Staircase), New York State Capitol, Albany, New York

**buses leave NYC at 7am**
Contact Chris Alexander for more info about the day, including transportation from NYC: calexander [at] drugpolicy.org (subject: Interest%20in%20Feb.%2028%20Albany%20Day) (.)

LGBTQ Legal Clinics with NYC Anti-Violence Project

The results of the presidential election sent shockwaves to LGBTQ, HIV-affected, immigrant, and other communities throughout New York City. As a response to the election, a coalition of New York City non-profits, advocacy organizations and direct service organizations has come together to offer free legal clinics. These clinics will provide brief legal advice, referrals or representation. Issues that can be addressed include legal name change, identification document change (passport, etc.), immigration, advance directives, wills, family law, intimate partner violence, legal support for survivors of hate violence.

Location:
New York City Anti-Violence Project 116 Nassau Street, Third Floor New York, NY 10038

Walk-ins are welcome, but those who register will be ensured an interview and will be provided with a translator, if requested. Registration at bit.ly/LGBTQLegalClinic. All information will be kept strictly confidential and in the custody of attorneys and clinic staff. If you have questions, want AVP to schedule a clinic at your organization or if you are an attorney and would like to volunteer, please email Jessie Pimentel at jpimentel [at] avp.org.