Thursday, October 22: National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation
10:00 am Stolen Lives—#Say Their Names A commemoration of hundreds of unarmed people killed by law enforcement in the U.S., launching three days of action. Join families whose loved ones’ lives have been stolen; artists, musicians, actors, faith leaders, elected representatives, professors in reading the names. AddMyVoice@RiseUpOctober.org Father Duffy Square, 47th Street & Broadway in Times Square, Manhattan
2:00 pm Rally to Stop Police Brutality & Murder; Brooklyn NYPD officers have killed dozens of people in Brooklyn. This must STOP! Join the protest. Columbus Park, Borough Hall
3:00 pm MARCH to Barclay’s Center, Atlantic Avenue & Flatbush, Brooklyn
Friday, October 23: Shut Down Rikers Island
It’s been called “New York’s Abu Ghraib,” a combination torture chamber & concentration camp. After years of exposure, after lawsuits and decrees, horrors that shock the conscience continue unabated. In the country’s largest jail, every day lives are irreparably damaged. Join in a non-violent direct action and protest to Shut Down Rikers Island. Sign up to be part of the action, or to provide support. Write: AddMyVoice@RiseUpOctober.org Action will begin in morning. Time/gathering site TBA on riseupoctober.org
Saturday, October 24: Flood the Streets to STOP Police Terror
11:00 am Rally at Washington Square Park Gather your school, faith group, union to march together. Bring your signs & banners, your children, and take the day to show which side you’re on.
1:00 pm MARCH to put our demand to the whole world. This genocidal epidemic of murder by police must STOP. This will be a peaceful & determined march. At the front will be the “Stolen Lives” families.
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“Notes From a March” highlights Janelle Monáe and the artists of Wondaland Records as they tour the nation promoting their “Eephus LP” and debut of their unreleased song “Hell You Talmbout”. Issues of police brutality are discussed while remembering those who have lost their lives at the hands of injustice.
statement from Gloria Pinex, the mother of Darius Pinex – murdered by Chicago Police in a routine traffic stop in January 2011
Alice Walker More Voices of Conscience