Thursday, February 20, 2014

Fwd: [SOA~2013] NYC: Come to Planning Mtg 4 Feb 26 Day of Outrage & Remembrance 4 Trayvon Martin & Jordan Davis

Participants and friends of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network-NYC,

You are needed.  Where will you be on February 26?  What will you be doing?  Come to a planning meeting of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network-NYC, on February 20, to make plans to reach out and bring people to Feb 26, 2014 HOODIES UP! A Day of Outrage and Remembrance - We Are All Trayvon Martin, The Whole Damn System is Guilty! This will not happen without you.  

Were you angered and outraged by the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the modern day lynching of Trayvon Martin? Did you march in the streets the day after Zimmerman walked free?  Can you not stand for another youth like Trayvon to be cut down? [Now we have seen from this past Saturday, the mistrial of Michael Dunn, the white man who murdered 17-year-old Jordan Davis after arguing with him over the loud music Davis and his friends were playing in a gas station parking lot in Jacksonville, Florida] If you answered, "yes", to any of these questions, you are needed at this planning meeting.  

You can make a difference in making this day the nodal point it needs to be, when people said loudly and clearly, "We refuse to accept open season on Black and Latino youth.  We refuse to accept a new normalcy where any racist can look at a Black or Latino youth, blow them away and walk free with the claim that they were 'suspicious'".   "We must deliver our own message: we will not stand by in silence as our youth are brutalized, locked up, murdered and more. On Feb 26th, we must say NO MORE! to the criminalization of whole generations of Black and Latino youth." - See more of the Call for February 26 at:

You are needed to make this happen.  Come be part of making the plans and putting them into action to spread the word, get on the airwaves, and mobilize people

What: Stop Mass Incarceration Network-NYC Meeting

When: 7:00 PM Thursday, February 20

Where: Project Reach, 39 Eldridge Street 4th Floor, between Canal and Hester Streets, Chinatown.

(Project Reach is a youth empowerment center located in the Chinatown/Lower East Side community.)

Directions:  D train to Grand Street or F train to East Broadway or J/Z to Bowery.

Where to be on February 26:

3 pm: St. Nicholas Park, 135th St and St. Nicholas Ave., Youth Speak-Out, Sponsored by the NYC Revolution Club
5 pm: Union Square (south side), E. 14th St. at Broadway, Speak-Out and Rally - Sponsored by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network
5 pm: Harlem State Office Building, 163 W. 125th St. at Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (Seventh Ave.), Press Conference and Community Speak-Out - Sponsored by October 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation and New York Parents Against Police Brutality

Stop Mass Incarceration Network
c/o P.O. Box 941 Knickerbocker Station
New York, NY 10002-0900
Twitter: @StopMassIncNet
347-979-SMIN (7646)

The "Stop Mass Incarceration: We're Better Than That!" Network is a project of the Alliance for Global Justice, a 501c3 tax-exempt organization.  Tax-deductible contributions accepted, and checks should be made payable to the "Alliance for Global Justice", with "Stop Mass Incarceration Network" in the memo line and sent to the address above.  Contributions also accepted online at

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