December 2nd, 5:30pm
Queen Hate-Free Zone Launch: Love & Protect Each Other
This Friday, December 2nd, we will stand with DRUM - Desis Rising Up & Moving for the launch of a community defense and "hate-free zone" with a press conference, rally and march through the heart of Queens' diverse neighborhoods, with large immigrant, Muslim, LGBTQ, Latino communities and all largely working class. Join these frontlines communities who are looking for ways to come together to protect each other and build solidarity for the days to come. DRUM hopes this action will help jump-start similar efforts in immigrant neighborhoods in the city and nationwide to declare our neighborhoods as "Hate-Free Zones."
Location: Diversity Plaza at corner of 74th St. & 37th Rd in Jackson Heights, Queens
For more info, including how your organization can endorse, email info [at] drumnyc.org.
RSVP + more details on Facebook.
December 3rd, 3pm
Harlem Cop Watch Training - CPR MEMBER EVENT
Jointhe People's Justice alliance in Harlem for a* free* Cop Watch training led by the Harlem Cop Watch team and co-sponsored by Picture the Homeless! At this training you will learn more about cop watch, what your rights are, and how to do it safely. We hope that once you're trained you'll considering supporting the team!
Location: Picture the Homeless (104 East 126th Street, 1B, New York, NY 10035)
RSVP: cwacoord [at] peoplesjustice.org
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December 6th, 5-7pm
*For Youth* Community Solutions Town Hall - Our Communities/Our Solutions
Stop-and-frisk abuses and other abusive NYPD practices over the past few decades resulted in a federal court ordering that changes be developed with community input, as the result of several class action lawsuits. Though the number of total reported stop-and-frisks may have decreased in the past several years, the reform process is ongoing with significant changes still needed. New Yorkers continue to face abusive and unconstitutional stops in the streets and discriminatory policing abuses in public housing and private buildings, which were the focus of the federal lawsuits.The participation and voices of communities and New Yorkers most impacted are needed to advance real solutions that help end these NYPD abuses. This Town Hall is organized by Rockaway Youth Task Force, Make the Road NY, and Urban Youth Collaborative; and is co-sponsored by El Puente & Global Action Project
Location: Downtown Community Television Center, 87 Lafayette St. (corner of White St.), Manhattan
More info: justice [at] changethenypd.org