Saturday, July 18, 2015, 12:00pm
Rally to Demand Justice for Eric Garner
On Saturday, CPR will #Rally4Justice with organizations from across the city to demand justice for Eric Garner, Ramarley Graham and those who have lost their lives to police violence. Join us to demand systemic changes to the NYPD and for an overall transformation of the justice system. The rally marks one year since Eric Garner's killing, and three years since Ramarley Graham's was killed by the NYPD. In both cases, local district attorneys failed to uphold justice, and to date, no charges against the officers have been filed at the federal level. Now is the time for the Department of Justice to ACT to fully investigate Eric Garner’s death and move forward to prosecute all officers involved in Ramarley Graham’s death.
Location: U.S. District Court,
225 Cadman Plaza East (at Tillary Street)
Monday, July 20, 2015, 6:30-8:30pm
Know Your Rights & Cop Watch Training - CPR MEMBER EVENT
The Brooklyn Movement Center is having a special Police Accountability Working Group meeting to train community members to Cop Watch and Know Your Rights. This special training is co-sponsored by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and People's Justice Cop Watch Alliance. The Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC) is a community organizing group based in Bed-Stuy. BMC brings together residents of Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights to identify issues of importance to them, build power and improve conditions in their community.
Location: 375 Stuyvesant Ave, Brooklyn, NY
For more info, contact 718-771-7000.
Please email paw [at] brooklynmovementcenter.org by Wednesday, July 17 if you require childcare.
July 24-26, 2015
Movement for Black Lives - National Convening
Hundreds of Black freedom fighters from around the country will come together for the inaugural Movement for Black Lives Convening. Communities United for Police Reform is excited to endorse and support this powerful gathering.
"This historic event comes at a pivotal time for the growing movement for Black lives in the United States. Open, and created by many voices, The Movement for Black Lives Convening will be a space to realize that promise fully on our terms as Black people. We invite all Black people invested in this movement to join the convening to shape our present and chart our future." - Movement for Black Lives
Please visit http://movementforblacklives.org for more information, including registration, workshops and more!
July 31-August 1, 2015
Law for Black Lives – National Gathering - CPR MEMBER EVENT
Harlem, New York
#Law4BlackLives is a national gathering of lawyers, law students, legal workers, and jailhouse lawyers who are committed to building a world where #BlackLivesMatter. More than a meeting or a conference, this gathering is a call to action for legal advocates from diverse parts of the country to join together and spend a day dreaming about how we can support the growing Movement For Black Lives.
This space will prioritize the voices and leadership of people of color, most importantly Black lawyers and legal advocates. Visit http://www.law4blacklives.org for more information, including registration information.
#Law4BlackLives is being organized by the Center for Constitutional Rights.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 6:30pm-8:00pm
CCR First Wednesday: Stop and Frisk & Black Lives Matter - CPR MEMBER EVENT
Join the Center for Constitutional Rights’ First Wednesday discussion on August 5. CCR will update you on their stop-and-frisk case Floyd v. City of New York and discuss their work supporting the national Black Lives Matter movement. CCR is hosting the Law for Black Lives Conference on July 31st, and we are in the process of determining the shape of the “Joint Remedial Process” that the court ordered in our stop-and-frisk case. Program will include discussion with CCR Bertha Justice Director Purvi Shah and Fellow Somalia Samuel. Followed by Q&A. Come to the discussion, grab a drink (happy hour specials), and meet new friends!
Event is free, but space is limited. RSVP is recommended.
Location: Von Bar, 3 Bleecker Street, near Bowery, New York, NY 10012. B/D/F/M to Broadway-Lafayette; 6 to Bleecker.