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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 8:45am CPR MEMBER EVENT
Justice for Kang Wong
Pack the courts action and press conference to demand justice for Mr. Kang Wong. In January, Mr. Wong, who speaks limited English, was hospitalized with head injuries after NYPD stopped him for allegedly jaywalking. Since the incident, Mr. Wong has been criminally charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and obstruction of government administration. Demand all charges against Mr. Wong be dropped and that the NYPD be held accountable for their unjust actions. It is the NYPD that should be accountable for using excessive force, failing to provide interpretation, and targeting jaywalking for citations without community notice or input.
Organized by: CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities
Location: Criminal Court, 100 Centre Street, Courtroom AR1, Manhattan
To RSVP, please e-mail Ruben at ran [at] caaav [dot] org.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 3-10pm CPR MEMBER EVENT
STRANGE FRUIT: SpeakEasy on Safety
From the state sponsored ritual of lynching to the unconstitutional policy of stop and frisk, our communities have experienced undue violence and policing on our bodies. Through centuries of disenfranchisement and invisibility we have used our cultural elements and our voices to confront and end the relentless targeting and assumptions. Come Speak Easy about your experiences of violence and policing in New York. Create and experience art from our communities that addresses ways we want to build resiliency and safety for our collective lives. YOU ARE INVITED TO: co-design & build art installations with artists that speak deeply on our stories and the legacies of violence in New York City; participate in inter-generational, multi-cultural conversations; discover artists; Sing your policing Blues; TELL YOUR STORY!
Organized by: Audre Lorde Project, FIERCE, Streetwise and Safe
Info: Lee Jimenez at lee [at] fiercenyc [dot] org, Elliot Fukui at efukui [at] alp [dot] org or Bilal at chris [at] streetwiseandsafe [dot] org