Join family members and grassroots community groups as we rally and march against NYPD and federal "gang" raids that are devasting communities of color across the city.
Under the banner of fighting "gangs", local and federal law enforcement agencies are conducting militarized raids and takedowns that lead to the over-prosecutions of young people from poor neighborhoods of color – especially in public housing. More than 1,000 people were arrested in over 40 such takedowns last year alone. Most never see trial because they're pressured to take plea deals and are vilified through the media before they've even seen a judge.
We rally on the 1 year anniversary of the massive NYPD and federal takedown, which include the Department of Homeland Security, centered in the Eastchester Gardens Houses in the Bronx, the largest "gang" takedown in NYC history, resulting in 120 indictments. Young men and families from the #Bronx120 have spoken out but have been punished with solitary confinement and other forms of retaliation.
We rally to defend families from across the city who've not only had to deal with pre-dawn military-style raids but also RICO and conspiracy charges and even efforts to displace them from their housing. It is by no coincidence that areas targeted for gentrification have also been targeted by raids.
Authorities believe that by simply stamping young some residents as "gang bangers", that no one will advocate for them or help their families. Some young people have been swept up in indictments in large part due to the loose gang criteria, designed by police, that imply whomever associated with alleged "gang members" or wears certain colors are involved in a complex criminal syndicate. Police and prosecutors are also using their social media to build cases. This is a recipe for wrongful convictions and follows in the footsteps of the era of mass incarceration and fearmongering politics of the 'Super-predator' days.
There are solutions to community violence that work to help people and that don't rely on raids and incarceration. We can build communities instead of targeting them with raids and collective punishment.
#StopTheRaids and end the abuse of RICO/conspiracy laws.
Initial endorsing groups (list in formation):
Coalition to End Broken Windows
Copwatch Patrol Unit
Universal Zulu Nation
Campaign for Community Control Over The Police
El Grito de Sunset Park
ANSWER Coalition NYC
Mi Casa No Es Tu Casa
Join family members and grassroots community groups as we rally and march against NYPD and federal "gang" raids that are devasting communities of color across the city.
Sister March to the People's Climate March in Washington D.C.
Donald Trump is a threat to the future of our planet, the safety of our communities, and the health of our families.
The new administration has attacked the hard-won protections of our climate, health, and communities, and the rights of people of color, workers, indigenous people, immigrants, women, LGBTQIA, young people, and more.
We've fought back with a wave of protests larger than at almost any other point in history — let's make sure that we mark the 100th day of his presidency with another mass action that stands up for our communities.
Join us on April 29th at 12pm at Washington Square Park. Let's march together.
For flyers and posters, check out our google drive. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxjZ1ChZwR0EUHcxV3hhbGZObkU
For more information about People's Climate, go to https://peoplesclimate.org/
For information on transportation services to the march in DC, go to https://peoplesclimate.org/transportation/
The Love Parade NYC combines of random acts of kindness with activism. We gather to connect & spread love through gift giving on the streets.
NOW is the only time we have to make the decision that is going to improve our lives and change our world.
We have more technology + knowledge than ever before to solve the problems of Earth. Studies prove that people don’t change their minds because the facts and resources are there - People change their mind when they have a change of heart. We are creating an ACT OF BEAUTY on the streets to WAKE PEOPLE UP to the evolution through compassion, peace, and unity!
Joyful play + compassion + connection + spreading love in the form of gifts
Join the Facebook Event:
What to Bring:
A gift to give out to “new friends” on the street.
Bring your pets!
Bring your children!
What to Wear:
Fabulous & Fun
Dress in your team color!
This is a sustainable event. No balloons. No confetti. Clean up after your neighbors.
Presenting Partners & Teams:
Choose Love Now
New Realities Media
Learn more about
Love Parade NYC: www.loveparade.co/
Peace Accelerators: www.facebook.com/peaceaccelerators/
Choose Love Now: www.chooselovenow.co/news/meaning
6TH ANNUAL IMMIGRANT WORKER JUSTICE TOUR
Rally and March 12:30 PM Washington Square Park
ON INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY,
WHEN WORKERS, IMMIGRANTS, WOMEN, MUSLIMS, BLACK AND BROWN, QUEER AND TRANS COMMUNITIES FACE EXPLOITATION, CRIMINALIZATION, INCARCERATION, DEPORTATION, EVICTION, VIOLENCE AND HARASSMENT,
WHEN OUR WORKPLACES ARE NOT SAFE..
OUR HOMES ARE NOT SAFE.
OUR SCHOOLS ARE NOT SAFE.
OUR STREETS ARE NOT SAFE.
OUR HOSPITALS ARE NOT SAFE.
OUR SUBWAYS ARE NOT SAFE.
OUR COURTS ARE NOT SAFE.
OUR WATER IS NOT SAFE.
OUR LAND IS NOT SAFE.
May Day history: Celebrating May 1st as May Day started in Chicago in 1886 as part of the labor movement’s fight for the eight-hour work day. May Day, the international workers’ holiday, was born in the United States!
5:00 PM: May Day Celebration in Manhattan
At 5:00 p.m. New Yorkers from across the city will converge in Manhattan to stand together and resist the policies of the Trump Administration. Join us as we hear from musical performers who represent the diverse communities of New York City and directly from people impacted by Trump’s bigoted and anti-worker policies.
ALL DAY: May Day activities throughout the City
Throughout the day on Monday, May 1st, events will be happening across the city, in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. Check back soon for a full list of events.
We are a coalition of immigrant rights groups, labor, faith and allied organizations coming together to say in one voice that we stand together and we resist together. We demand that President Trump end his attacks on our immigrant, refugees and Muslim communities. We demand good jobs and the right to organize. We demand Congress pass a federal budget that reflects our priorities, that doesn’t include a single dollar for a border wall or unjust immigration enforcement.
WHO WE ARE
-Sponsors: 32BJ SEIU, Make the Road New York, New York Immigration Coalition, New York Nurses Association, New York Central Labor Council
-Co-sponsors: LiUNA Local 78, LiUNA Local 79, Mason Tenders, Ironworkers Local 46, NY State AFL-CIO, Teamsters, LDFS Joint Board Workers United, Working Families Party, New York Communities for Change, UFT, PSC, TWU, RWDSU, MinKwon Center for Community Action, ALIGN, Arab American Association of New York, Workmen's Circle, JFREJ, Community Voices Heard, US Labor Against The War - NYC Chapter, Greater NY Labor-Religion Coalition, NY Metro Area JT-BD, Laundry, Distribution Food Service JB, CWA Local 1180, Local 802 AFM, NICE, DC37, NYC LCLAA, Rural & Migrant Ministries, Churches United for Fair Housing (CUFFH), UAW Region 9A, and the National Writers Union/UAW Local 1981, Strong Economy for All Coalition [LIST IN FORMATION]
This event will take place on May 5, 2017 outside of Trump Tower 5th ave.
Our Goal is to raise money to hire mariachies, taco foodtrucks, eloteros, tamaleros, make anti-trump t-shirts for anyone that donats/attends, make signs, all for a big fiesta outside Trump Tower in New York!
Donate Now If Trump is Not Your President!
Call For Action For All Ethnicities
#WereAllOne #NoHate #CashMeOutsideTrumpTowerHowBowDah
#Trump #usa #alternativefacts #notmypresident #antitrump
I'm organizing a march on Saturday, May 6, 2017, to protest Donald Trump's proposed border wall. In order to apply for a protest permit, I need at least 200 people committed to this event, and an organization to serve as a sponsor.
I'm hoping that by spreading this invite around we can find organizations that would be interested in being our sponsors, as well as potential speakers, and - of course- participants.
Information about Border Wall:
Trump admits American taxpayers will pay for wall:
Trump wall could cost as much as $8 billion dollars: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/hill-republicans-embrace-building-of-border-wall-despite-cost/2017/01/06/06f29b18-d432-11e6-9cb0-54ab630851e8_story.html?utm_term=.56a93e96fca9
Information about immigration in the United States:
The march is being held on May 6, 2017 in New York City. Everyone is welcome.
I will keep this event invite updated as much as possible.
Let’s give those who can’t vote yet a voice, and a chance to feel empowered! This is a march for independent thought. This march is a space for kids to talk about issues in their own terms - and to teach them that they can have an influence on their future. We're hoping to create a space for this community to celebrate inclusivity - of people, ideas...everything. Join us as we celebrate our children's vision of the future and encourage independent thought for our youth!
We're working to create a repository of resources for talking with our children - of all ages - in a way that gets them to ask questions - questions that go beyond what they're hearing in the news, in their school yards, and at their kitchen tables. We are working with educators and other professionals from a variety of backgrounds and interests to support this endeavor. Stay tuned for more - and please let us know if you've come across articles, curriculum suggestions, or anything that has resonated with you.
We're planning to hear from some inspired kids and teens and sing along with several entertainers at the rally. If you’d like to help out in any way, let us know.
The #CLOSErikers campaign launched on the steps of City Hall in April 2016. One year later, we have grown in power and numbers, and achieved concrete wins. Mayor de Blasio has committed to shuttering the Rikers Island jails for good, and the Lippman Commission's final report recommended closure, as well as concrete policy reforms to reduce incarceration in New York city and state.
We should all celebrate these important wins, but our work is not done! must continue to rganize, pressure takeholders, and make sure that impacted communitie emain at the enter of the process. We must ensure that the closure of Rikers happens in a timely manner, and results in a significantly smaller, more just and humane system overall.
Join the #CLOSErikers campaign, back on the steps of City Hall, as we celebrate this historic moment, and double down on our efforts to #CLOSErikers and #buildCOMMUNITIES!
RSVP@CloseRikers.org to let us know that you're coming!
Join thousands to commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide at the crossroads of the world in Times Square, New York, on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
While a century has passed, the Armenian Diaspora continues its unyielding efforts to remember, to honor and to educate the world about this catastrophic event in Armenian history that claimed the lives of close to 2 million Armenians -- a piece of history that goes unrecognized to this day by the Turkish government.
Let us come together in solidarity alongside noted politicians, academics and artists to show the world we will continue to remember and to honor the victims of the Armenian Genocide while advancing our fight towards global recognition.
The annual Armenian Genocide Commemoration in Times Square is sponsored by the Knights of Vartan and Daughters of Vartan, a national
fraternal organization, and co-sponsored by the Armenian General Benevolent Union, Armenian Assembly of America, Armenian National Committee of America,
Armenian Democratic Liberal Party, and the Armenian Council of America; participating organizations include the Diocese of the Armenian Church, Prelacy of the Armenian Church, Armenian Missionary Association of America,
Armenian Missionary Association, Armenian Evangelical Union, Armenian Catholic Eparchy, and several national Armenian youth organizations.
23 April 2017, MEET at 12pm at 145TH STREET AND ST NICHOLAS, MARCH at 1pm
23 abril 2017, CONVOCATORIA a las 12 en la 145 y St. Nicholas, MARCHAMOS a la 1pm.
**ENGLISH** (This is an Echo Event Leading to National May 1st March)
NMCIR along with a group of community organizations, activists and organizers wants to invite you to join us in marching to unite upper Manhattan, the immigrant community, and allies.
We demand an end to state-sanctioned violence, detention and deportation, the separation of families, and the countless violations immigrants are forced to endure.
Stay tuned for updates! In the meantime save the date!
NMCIR, otras organizaciones y organizadores comunitarios y activistas, les invitamos a unirse a nosotros en una marcha para unir el alto Manhattan, la comunidad inmigrante y sus aliados.
Exigimos un fin de violencia sancionada por el estado, la detención y deportación, la separación de las familias y las innumerables violaciones que los inmigrantes se ven obligados a soportar.
Les mantendremos al día pero mientras tanto, ¡marquen sus calendarios!
Nous sommes un groupe d'organisations communautaires, d'activistes et d'organisateurs et nous voulons vous inviter à nous rejoindre a marcher pour unir le nord de Manhattan, la communauté immigrée et les alliés.
Nous exigeons la fin de la violence, la détention et la déportation sanctionnées par l'État, la séparation des familles et les nombreuses violations que les immigrants sont obligés de subir.
Restez à l'écoute des mises à jour! En attendant, bloquer la date!
CO-SPONSOR ** COPATROCINADOR**COPARRAINER
Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights
El Congreso Nacional Dominicano
Acción Comunitaria la Aurora
PS 132 Parents' Association
The National Action Network
Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation
1Freedom 4 ALL
The New York Immigration Coalition
Dominican Women's Development Center (DWDC)
People's Theatre Project
Uptown Progressive Action
Word Up: Community Bookshop - Libreria Comunitaria
The Uptown Collective
RENA (Riverside Edgecombe Neighborhood Association)
Second Ludford Lourdes
Rise Uptown Indivisible
Community Board 12, Manhattan
Holyrood Episcopal Church (Iglesia Santa Clara)
Northern Manhattan is Not for Sale (Alto Manhattan No se Vende)
Drug Policy Alliance
(DRM) Dream Action Coalition
Broadway Housing Communities
Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling
STOP TRUMP’s CLIMATE AGENDA!
Join us on Earth Day for a noon rally at Foley Square to express our opposition to Trump’s climate agenda. Trump calls climate change a hoax. He has promised to reduce the environmental regulations that protect our air and water and to increase our reliance on coal, oil, and gas. To protect all living things on our planet, we must transition as quickly as possible from fossil fuels and nuclear power to a new, green economy based on renewable energy.
Dwaine C. Perry, President/Chief, Ramapough Lunaape Nation
State Senator Brad Hoylman, Democratic Member of the Environmental Conservation Committee
State Senator Liz Krueger, Ranking Democratic Member of the Finance Committee and sponsor of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act
Jon Forster, DC 37
Helen Rosenthal, NYC Council, Chair of the Committee on Contracts
Lawrence Jennings, GreenFaith, Interfaith Partner
Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal, Member, Subcommittee on Renewable Energy
NYC City Council Member Costa Constantinides, Chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection
Bethany Yarrow, musician
"Earth Restoration," performance piece by Catherine Skopic with representatives from environmental organizations.
This is a public and peaceful Earth Day event for which we have obtained a permit. Please share our announcement.
Funds for this rally provided by the Sierra Club NYC Group and United For Action (UFA).
Join us at the March for Science in New York City!
The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. The mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted.
Want to volunteer? Fill out our form and we'll be in touch!
**TIME AND LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED**
The Earth2Trump Resistance Roadshow is coming to New York City on April 21.
Featuring exciting musicians and speakers, the roadshow will entertain, inspire and provide opportunities for everyone to help fight Trump's disastrous environmental policies and attacks on Native Americans, including the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Please come to the free show -- and bring your friends and family. RSVP using the form on this page.
Conservationists and indigenous groups are joining forces to stop Trump's dangerous rollback of environmental and civil rights protections. Just six weeks into his presidency, Trump has launched campaigns to gut the Environmental Protection Agency, block protection of endangered species, dump coal mining waste in streams, build a culturally and environmentally disastrous wall along the Mexican border and increase air pollution.
He has approved the Dakota Access oil pipeline, which threatens the water and sacred lands of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, revived the Keystone XL oil pipeline across the lands of several Native American tribes, empowered the theft of Arizona's Oak Flat, which is sacred to the San Carlos Apaches, and has floated the idea of privatizing Indian reservations so they can be sold off to oil, gas and uranium companies.
The free Earth2Trump show will feature music by singer-songwriter Casey Neill and Diné and Cheyenne hip-hop artist Lyla June. It will also include speeches by Cheryl Angel, a Lakota elder fighting the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, and Brytnee Laurette with the Center for Biological Diversity.
It is a powerful opportunity to join a growing movement of resistance to all forms of oppression and all attacks on our environment. Join us in standing together in opposing every Trump policy that hurts wildlife, undermines Native American sovereignty, poisons our air and water, destroys our climate, or promotes racism, misogyny or homophobia.
At each show, you can:
Hear from leading activists working to stop Trump, protect the environment and defend indigenous rights.
Learn about actions you can take.
Sign the national Pledge of Resistance to Trump's dangerous agenda.
Help fuel a huge, viral social media #Earth2Trump messaging campaign.
Connect with people in your community resisting oppression and find out how to join the national resistance movement.
Join us for a fun and inspiring evening of music and activism -- and help send a powerful, unwavering Earth2Trump message that oppression and environmental destruction will not be tolerated.
RSVP to let us know you'll be at the event in New York City and share this page with your family, friends and social networks. We'll see you on April 21.
In February the Trump administration rescinded Obama-era guidance that protected transgender students in federally funded public schools. Not only is this a matter of safety but, it is an act to further push transgender people out of public spaces. Although the state of New York does prohibit discrimination for transgender and gender non-conforming students in education, the state as well as the country has a long way to go into fully accepting the trans community.
It is more than deciding who can use what bathroom. It is a matter of safety, and visibility making it a civil rights issue. Join us April 26th 5-7pm as we rally in solidarity for and with our trans friends, family, and fellow citizens that deserve equal treatment. This is an opportunity to learn more about how we can fight for trans people across the country while also highlighting awesome support systems. Let’s show the country and the trans community that their voices matter and that they deserve equal rights.
Facts provided by Anti Violence Project and GLAAD:
Transgender people were 7x more likely to experience physical violence when interacting with police compared to cis gender survivors or victims
A majority of hate violence homicides were trans women in 2013
Transgender people experience unemployment at 3x the rate of the general population, with rates for people of color up to 4x the national unemployment rate
29% of transgender people live in poverty, compared to 14% of the general population
30% of transgender people report being homeless at some point in their lives, with 12% saying it was within the past 12 months.
-SUPPORT FOR THE TRANS COMMUNITY: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/transgender-support.ppage
- ARTICLE ON TRUMP'S HOSTILITY TOWARD THE TRANS COMMUNITY:http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/2/23/14706498/trump-lgbtq-transgender-guidance-bathrooms
- NATIONAL CENTER FOR TRANSGENDER EQUALITY DONATION PAGE:https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51171/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=8966
-TRANS LIFELINE DONATION PAGE:
[STOP THE BQX, SUNNYSIDE YARDS DEVELOPMENT, AND NEW LONG ISLAND CITY REZONING]
SIGN THE PETITION: https://www.change.org/p/protest-the-gentrification-of-queens
Every morning as we ride the 7 train past Queensboro Plaza we see an atrocity taking place in Long Island City. On every block we see a new skyscraper under construction. In each new building, dozens of apartments sit vacant, waiting to be filled. We work every day, struggling to get by, while city planners and politicians conspire with developers - to decide our fate without the slightest bit of compassion or regard for our lives. We see this trend in so many neighborhoods across New York City.
Long-term residents, Black and Brown communities, grandmas, immigrants and Queer youth of color have all been on the front lines of the housing struggle for decades - fighting courageously against their landlords, the bureaucracy and neglect of NYCHA, and the violence of the police and immigration agencies. These battles are sometimes collective, but very often they are individual and never reported on by the media. We write this statement, not for the politicians, but for those who are fighting - we see you and we are with you.
We are at a crucial moment in the development of this city. Currently there are three proposals being considered that will forever transform the landscape of Western Queens, and send a ripple effect throughout the borough that will even be felt in Flushing, at the opposite end of the 7 train:
The BQX will run a luxury streetcar along the waterfront of Astoria and Long Island City all the way to Sunset Park, Brooklyn. One purpose of the streetcar is explicitly to increase land value.
The development of Sunnyside Yards will essentially create a new neighborhood in Queens, consisting of 24,000 additional housing units, the vast majority of which will be completely unaffordable to current working class residents of Queens.
The rezoning of Long Island City will open the doorway to even more luxury real estate development, the effects of which(higher property values & rents) will spread eastward.
Any of these proposals alone would result in massive displacement and gentrification Queens. Together, they represent nothing less than an all-out assault on our neighborhoods.
On November 18th, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer led a local march against Trump. He stated, “Queens is a diverse county that appreciates and loves all its neighbors, including the undocumented,” and Trump “cannot occupy our hearts and minds and our will to live in a country that aspires to freedom and fairness and equality for all.” If Jimmy Van Bramer truly cares about all of the diverse working class immigrant communities of Queens, he will stand in firm opposition to all luxury development projects that would displace those same communities, leaving thousands homeless.
The so-called “inclusionary zoning" and “affordable housing” proposals that the city has introduced actually displace more affordable housing than they create as a result of the overall increase in property value from luxury developments. We need real solutions if we want to stop displacement.
We can no longer accept band-aid proposals that ignore the root causes of gentrification and displacement in New York City. We demand that Jimmy Van Bramer oppose, unconditionally, the BQX, Sunnyside Yards development, and the new Long Island City Rezoning. Instead, we demand an immediate city-wide rent freeze and moratorium on upzonings until a legitimate solution is achieved. Additionally, we demand Van Bramer’s unconditional opposition to the privatization of NYCHA.
Thursday, April 20th, 2017. 6-8pm. We will meet at 6pm and rally at the 46th St. public plaza under the 7 train, across the street from Van Bramer’s office, and eventually march past his office and through the neighborhood. No permit.
This protest is endorsed by: Queens Anti-Gentrification Project, Queens Neighborhoods United, Anakbayan NY, Sisa Pakari, People Power Movement, Take Back the Bronx, Bronx Social Center, NYC Against Trump, Odiosas, Queens Is Not 4 Sale, Greater Astoria Historical Society, Black Lives Matter of Greater New York
Confirmed speakers so far:
Tim Black (The Tim Black Show)
Sam Ronan (Former DNC Chair candidate and progressive activist)
Robin Laverne Wilson (2016 Green Party challenger for Chuck Schumer's senate seat)
Ali Mirza (progressive running for Congress - Western Nassau and South East Queens)
Jabari Brisport (running for city council in Brooklyn district 35)
Jonathan Voght (State Legislative Director of Wolf-PAC, NY)
Keith Rubino (Running for NY State legislator in District 1)
And many more to come!
Demonstration in front ot the Internal Revenue Service (at Duane St.) building in Manhattan to protest tax dollars being spent on U.S. wars and the military.
Co-sponsors include NYC War Resisters League, Brooklyn For Peace, World Can’t Wait, NYC Metro Raging Grannies, Pax Christi Metro New York, NYC Catholic Worker, Granny Peace Brigade
It's April 15th and our taxes are due.
What about you, Donald?
Trump's team says the election proved no one cares.
Fight back against Trump and tell him:
Yes I Care.
Contact (NYC only):
Organization Outreach and Coalition Building:
@TrumpTaxProtest | https://twitter.com/trumptaxprotest
This rally is in its infancy, more information to come. If you'd like to help, let us know.
On April 7, Trump ordered missile strikes on Syria, escalating a war that has been going on for more than six years. While claiming to be fighting extremely reactionary forces like ISIS and Al-Qaeda, the U.S. leaders bombed the main force fighting the reactionaries—the Syrian army. Trump pretended to be motivated by the suffering of Syrian civilians, but every day the U.S. is bombing civilians in Iraq, Syria and Yemen, killing hundreds in the past month alone. Where is this latest U.S. intervention leading? What are the dangers it poses for U.S.-Russia relations? How can we build the movement against war and oppression?
Where are your tax dollars going?
Trump's appointees are vowing to destroy the very agencies they were assigned to oversee. Housing, environmental protection and other social programs are on the chopping block. In the words of Steve Bannon, the cuts represent "the deconstruction of the administrative state." Meanwhile, Trump has pledged to spend $5 billion of our taxpayer dollars on ICE and the border wall and to increase the military budget by an additional $54 billion. Participate in a discussion of how we can resist these cuts and fight back!
This is the Facebook event for the New York City #WomenForSyria vigil taking place on Thursday, April 13, 6pm in Union Square. Please spread the word and invite your friends to join the event.
In the past 6 years, over 500,000 Syrians have been killed and over 6 million displaced within Syria and throughout the world. On Thursday, April 13, we call for a Day of Action for Syria.
We recently saw horrific images of dead Syrian babies, mothers crying, fathers begging for death after the murders of their family members. When asked, Syrians have often said they feel alone. They feel like no one in the world cares about them or their plight for freedom, safety and security.
We mourn for and with the people of Syria. We are outraged that the President and his cabinet are banning the very refugees that are escaping the same terrorism we are claiming to fight.
The United States has taken in a very small number of Syrian refugees. We demand that we be a sanctuary and safe haven for Syrian refugees. We call on the administration to let in at least 75,000 refugees. This will help alleviate some of the suffering of the children and their families. There is no easy solution – but providing Syrians with a life of safety and security is the least we can do.
Here are three ways you can participate in our Day of Action for Syria on Thursday, April 13:
1. Attend a vigil or action near you. Demand that the United States allow in more refugees. This is not the ultimate solution to the Syrian crisis but it’s the least we can do in the interim. There are millions of displaced refugees within Syria and across the globe in refugee camps and we welcome them here. We call on Women's March organizers and supporters to invite their local communities on Thursday, April 13, at 6pm local time for vigils across the country. Bring candles and signs. Share your events on social media using the hashtag #WomenForSyria.
2. Educate yourself about the conflict. We've included some resources on our website.
3. Donate. Refugees are suffering in camps across the globe. They need medical supplies, medical attention and basic necessities. On our website, we've included a list of U.S.-based organizations working with Syrian refugees to consider supporting.
For more information on Thursday's Day of Action, please visitwww.womensmarch.com/womenforsyria.
#JewishResistance: Seder in the Streets!
4:15 PM: Opening Program on City Hall steps, followed by brief parade
5:30 PM: Seder Begins at Foley Square
Our seder will be participatory and will include singing, discussion, ritual, and direct action. You should pack for a picnic dinner - bring blankets and camping chairs, food to eat and/or share, and a bottle of grape juice to share (no glass bottles - or wine - please!).
In the face of deportations, border walls, hate crimes, religious bigotry and police violence, Pesach is a gift from the very heart of our traditions, giving us the strength to take action and the tools to change our own story. Just when we need it most, it reminds us that we know how to resist oppression and win. We will eat, celebrate, sing and honor our 5777-year history of Jewish Reisstance by taking action — demanding that Mayor de Blasio make New York a real Sanctuary City for all of those facing oppression today.
RSVP to stay updated! http://jfrej.org/event/jewishresistance-seder-in-the-streets/
Children of all ages warmly welcome. No child care provided. For additional accessibility questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
On April 12th, we're marching to Council Member Laurie Cumbo's office and demanding that she kills the Bedford Union Armory deal once and for all!
BFC Partners, a luxury real estate developer, wants to turn the Bedford Armory into luxury condos a few "affordable" units -- units that are only affordable to people making well above Crown Heights median income.
The current Bedford Armory deal is a gentrification deal, plain and simple.
Crown Heights needs REAL deeply affordable housing. We're calling on Laurie Cumbo to stop selling off our community and make the Bedford Armory 100% affordable housing.
SIGN the petition calling on Laurie Cumbo to #killthedeal and make the Bedford Armory 100% affordable! http://bit.ly/killthedeal
RSVP to this event for updates on the march! #BedfordArmory
MEETING PLACE: Ft. Greene Park, corner of Myrtle Ave. & St. Edwards St.
Dozens of people each day must check-in with ICE at 26 Federal Plaza in Manhattan, NYC. When they enter the building, they don’t know if they will be able to see their families again. Now more than ever it is important to show solidarity in the face of policies that threaten our communities. Join us for an Interfaith Seder to stand with individuals and families facing deportation. This act of solidarity will bring together advocates and supporters to show immigrants that they are not alone.
Please join us April 11, 8:15 a.m. near 26 Federal Plaza (Broadway side) to support people who are facing potential detainment and deportation. This interfaith gathering will help send a clear, strong message that New Yorkers stand with families— regardless of their immigration status.
- 32BJ SEIU
- Brooklyn Defender Services
- Detention Watch Network
- Immigrant Defense Project
- Judson Memorial Church - New York City
- New York Immigration Coalition
- New York State Youth Leadership Council
- UnLocal, Inc.
- Walkabout Clearwater Chorus
On March 6th, 2017, President Trump signed another Executive Order banning people from several Muslim-majority countries. The new ban affects approximately 180,000,000 Iranian, Syrian, Libyan, Somalian, Sudanese and Yemeni citizens. To put it in context, that's more than half the population of the United States.
On Sunday, April 9th activists across NYC participate in a day of action. At sundown, stand with us at Borough Hall, 6:30pm for a NoBan // NoWall Vigil. We must hold space to support each other and recognize we are not alone in our determination for peace and human rights for all.
We will light 1,800 candles, each representing 100,000 individuals of the six countries. Amnesty International recognizes the discriminatory and xenophobic nature of this ban and calls on you to stand in solidarity with us, Muslim communities, and those who have been persecuted or experienced human rights violations because of their faith and religious practices.
Please join us.
ON SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017, BLACK LIVES MATTER OF GREATER NEW YORK WILL LEAD LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ACTIVIST GROUPS, CHURCHES, YOUTH, AND FAITH BASED ORGANIZATIONS, ACROSS NEW YORK CITY & AMERICA TO MARCH IN SOLIDARITY TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR THE 64,000 BLACK GIRLS MISSING ACROSS AMERICA.
WE SEEK TO RAISE AWARENESS TO THIS EPIDEMIC, MAKING OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS AWARE OF THIS CRISIS WHILE SEEKING TO EDUCATE, BUILD ALLIES, AND ORGANIZE EFFORTS TO FIND OUR MISSING GIRLS.
WE WILL WALK FOR THE WEARY!
WE WILL BE THE VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS!
WE WILL MARCH FOR THE MISSING!
WE WILL RISE!
MEET US 2PM @ FEARLESS GIRL (STATUE)
LOCATED: MORRIS STREET & BROADWAY
NEW YORK, NY 10006
MARCH TO: MARCUS GARVEY PARK (AMPHITHEATRE)
18 MT. MORRIS PARK WEST NEW YORK, NY 10027
Do you want to stand up against street harassment?
Are you against all acts of sexual assault and gender-based violence?
Then join Hollaback! for the 5th annual Anti-Street Harassment Rally, as part of International Anti-Street Harassment Week.
This year's NYC Rally will be held on Saturday, April 8th in Downtown Manhattan (park location TBA)
The event will feature local activists and speakers and will include a series of workshops for folks to learn more and take action against street harassment!
Previous workshops have included self-defense training, workshops on healthy masculinity, and more!
Have questions? Want to host a workshop, co-sponsor, or speak at the event? Send us an email at email@example.com.
Rally and march to protest Assembly members Malliotakis and Castorina’s anti-immigrant lawsuit. We'll meet at Greencroft playground (on Greencroft Ave. bet. Ainsworth Ave. and Redgrave Ave) and we'll march from there.
- STOP reckless fear mongering
- STOP targeting New York’s immigrants
- STOP Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda
- PROTECT the legal privacy of more than 1 million New Yorkers, including immigrants, the elderly, the homeless, transgender people and others
MALLIOTAKIS AND CASTORINA: if you’re willing to send ICE into people’s neighborhoods, we’re willing to coming to yours!
Tell Malliotakis and Castorina to stop the fear-mongering and DROP THE LAWSUIT against IDNYC, a popular and successful municipal ID program that provides those who lack other forms of ID equal access to city services such as bank accounts, schools, museums and cultural institutions. Though banks and NYC officials support IDNYC, local Assembly members Nicole Malliotakis and Ron Castorina have filed a lawsuit that threatens the program by seeking access to the personal data gathered as part of the application process and that the City promised to protect. Citing unfounded fears of terrorism and banking fraud, Malliotakis and Castorina are putting at risk the personal data of more than 1 million New Yorkers, including the undocumented, the elderly, transgender people and others.
Tell Malliotakis and Castorina to drop the lawsuit. Rescind or resign!
Brooklynites can meet up at 12pm at 86th St. and 4th Ave. to travel by cars and buses together, transportation help available Transit.BRFSJ@gmail.com
Sponsored by Bay Ridge for Social Justice, contact Transit.BRFSJ@gmail.com for transportation info or call 347-782-9251.
Faced with a direct attack from Trump’s anti-immigrant Department of Homeland Security, Tom Cat workers decided not to back down. The workers who bake New York City’s bread have risen to the challenge of Trump’s anti-immigrant vision of the United States; our community stands in complete solidarity with them. Their story continues to inspire people across the country.
On Sunday, Tom Cat workers courageously decided to take the fight directly to Trump. Workers have asked the community to rise up with them. It is a fight for their jobs, for their families, and for all immigrant communities imperiled by the racist policies of President Trump.
Tom Cat workers are putting out a call to each and every ally opposed to racist scapegoating in Donald Trump’s America. Meet us at Trump Tower this Saturday, April 8th 1-3PM.
Come out & protest the US government's bombing the people of Syria!
International Action Center
STOP THE WAR ON SYRIA!
YC EMERGENCY ANTIWAR PROTEST
FRIDAY, 6:30 UNION SQUARE
Protesters will hit the streets Friday with an immediate rejection of the Trump Administration's war escalation and the ongoing U.S.-backed war against the Syrian people.
In New York, protesters will converge on Union Square for a 6:30 rally and march, with other cities including Washington, DC; Baltimore; Philadelphia and others.
Protesters will reject this latest attack on a poor country coming on the heels of hundreds of civilian deaths at the hands of US airstrikes in Mosul, Yemen and Syria itself. The hypocrisy of Washington -- whose military possesses the world's largest stockpile of chemical, nuclear, biological and conventional weapons -- launching more more airstrikes to stop the use of chemical weapons is staggering, and shows the true intent: regime change.
U.S. wars are always built on lies and claims that they are fought for humanitarian reasons. Whether it was the Gulf of Tonkin resolution in 1966 which launched the U.S. into the quagmire of Viet Nam; the 1990 incubator baby lie which launched a 42-day aerial assault of Iraq, killing tens of thousands; or 2003's infamous weapons of mass destruction -- the end result is always death and destruction, waged for Wall Street profits.
The Syrian Arab Army was winning the war against ISIS and the U.S.-backed "rebels" and had no strategic, political or military reason to stage a deadly chemical attack. The August 2013 chemical attack in Syria's Ghouta -- referred to now as if it was another example of the Syrian government's brutality -- was shown not to have come from the Assad government, according to UN investigators as well as establishment journalists like Seymour Hersh.
Neither political party can be relied on to stand up to the U.S. war machine. It is clear that only the people, whom Trump has outraged with his anti-immigrant racism, anti-Muslim bigotry and base misogyny, are capable of opposing this war -- as Trump embraces the foreign policy goals and war strategies of Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Tomorrow those people will be in the streets -- to reject Washington's latest war and demand that the trillions spent for war abroad be used instead for people's needs like jobs, housing, healthcare, reproductive rights and daycare.
U.S. Out of the Middle East!
The Trump regime has just started bombing Syria. We must not fall for the lies and propaganda. Trump's war is not about democracy or humanitarian intervention. Trump's war is about U.S. superiority and domination. Just like the rest of his agenda, his attack is about increasing the profits of the billionaires.
For 16 years the U.S. has destroyed the Middle East, leading to the greatest refugee crisis in history and the rise of ISIS. More bombs is not the answer. Trump bombing Syria is a great danger to the people of the world. We must come together and resist!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your organization would like to help/endorse with this protest.
#NoDAPL Wells Fargo Encampment & March on Mayor de Blasio
Indigenous Peoples and allies will begin an overnight protest encampment at 5:30pm. The next morning at 11:00am we will march to City Hall to call on Mayor de Blasio to divest from Wells Fargo and other banks financing the Dakota Access pipeline. Join us at the kick off of the encampment and the march! #DefundDAPL Now!
If you want to join the encampment overnight, please go fill out this form: http://bit.ly/forgowells (please simply hit "going" on this page if you plan to join us for either the kick off on the 5th or the march on the 6th.
We are responding to the #NativeNationsRise call by the Standing Rock Sioux and Indigenous leaders. This is an event to affirm treaty rights and Indigenous self-determination. We're calling on:
• NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, as well as Comptroller Stringer, to end the City’s pension fund investments and business with Wells Fargo and other DAPL banks.
• Wells Fargo and the other banks to stop funding oil & gas pipelines such as Dakota Access; Pilgrim Pipelines; Keystone XL; Sabal Trail; Penn East; Trans-Pecos; Access Northeast and many others that destroy Mother Earth.
• We are demonstrating against Wells Fargo sub-prime rip-offs, foreclosures, financing for private prisons and other practices that plague us all.
The City of Seattle already divested from Wells Fargo over its financing of Dakota Access after the bank defrauded its customers and then blamed its workers. NYC is a major customer for bank services and the NYC pensions funds control $165 billion in investments. Mayor de Blasio and Comptroller Stringer: Divest Now!
#DefundDAPL #NoDAPL #StandWithStandingRock #WaterIsLife #ForgoWells #NativeNationsRise
Indigenous Sponsoring Organizations:
American Indian Law Alliance
American Indian Community House
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples
Tonatierra Community Development Institute
International Indian Treaty Council
Indigenous Values Initiative
New York Communities for Change
People's Climate Movement NY
Food & Water Watch
Catskill Mountain Keeper
Citizen Action of New York
Sane Energy Project
Sierra Club - Atlantic Chapter
Bronx Climate Justice - North
Josh Fox - documentary filmmaker and activist
While this is a Strike and a protest it is also a Street Theater play and we ask you to memorize or bring a copy of your favorite quote by Dr. King to recite or to read aloud to others.
On this day Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis where he was supporting striking sanitation workers...General Strike Against Trump in support of Mexican Workers and Immigrants, Support for Refugees , Anti-Fascism and Racism, Against War and Nuclear Weapons, For Housing and Against Poverty, No Pipelines and Support For Union Workers especially IWW ones, Health Care for All and Women's Rights, Stop Police Brutality and new legislation to seriously criminalize protesters. Featuring a live appearance by Kid Lucky others TBA. Got a suggestion for musicians and speakers let us know.
Join the PowHer New York Network and partners for the 11th Annual Equal Pay Day Rally on on the steps of NYC City Hall to stand united for economic justice. That means stronger laws, fairer wages, better jobs, and inclusive workplaces.
Over the past 10 years, together we have won a dozen new laws to protect workers and improve the workplace on the city, state and federal levels. But, there is much more work to close the wage and opportunity gap that robs women of all backgrounds, their families and our state of over $20 BILLION each year.
Help create a PowHer SURGE to resist rollbacks in Washington and pass stronger laws in NYC and Albany. Speakers to be announced!
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Please RSVP as an individual or group so we have accurate numbers.
Can't join in person?
+ Stay tuned to PowHer New York for events across the state.
+ Join us online April 4th using #EqualPayDay.
+ Get creative! Host an un-Happy Hour or sponsor your own event!
If you have any questions please reach out to Abby at email@example.com.
For transportation to the event: Please note that the elevator is out of service at the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall 4,5,6 station. The nearest ADA-accessible station is at Fulton Street with the 2,3,4,5,A,C,J and Z trains.
Donald Trump’s assault on our environment threatens the health of New Yorkers. Trump proposes slashing the Environmental Protection Agency budget by 31%, eliminating thousands of jobs, undermining enforcement of laws that safeguard our water and air, and closing programs that protect our most vulnerable.
New York communities would be hard-hit by these cuts. The cleanups of the Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek in Brooklyn could be disrupted. Programs to combat global warming would be eliminated, risking further climate catastrophes like Superstorm Sandy.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer must lead the charge to stop Trump’s dangerous cuts. As the nation’s most powerful Democrat, he must draw a line in the sand and refuse to support a budget that cuts EPA’s funding.
Sponsoring organizations (list in formation): New York Communities for Change, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, New York State Nurses Association, Working Families Party, Food & Water Watch, 350 Brooklyn, 350 New York, Sane Energy Project, Brooklyn Movement Center, United Thru Action
For more information, contact Eric Weltman: 347-778-2743; firstname.lastname@example.org
More than five years ago, the NYPD murdered Ramarley Graham, a Black unarmed teenager, and brutalized his family in their own home. NYPD officers later reported- in continuing their criminalization of communities of color through broken windows policing- that they had initially trailed Ramarley for "walking with a purpose."
Instead of firing Richard Haste, the officer who shot and killed Ramarley inside the family’s home and in front of his 6-year-old brother & grandmother, Mayor de Blasio allowed him to resign. It is another slap in the face to Ramarley's family. Ramarley Graham's family deserves for the remaining officers charged in his killing – Sergeant Scott Morris & Officer John McLoughlin-- to be fired.
On Tuesday, April 4th, Jews for Racial & Economic Justice will stand with Ramarley's family, other families of those killed by the police, the Justice Committee and Black Lives Matter-NY to commemorate the death of Martin Luther King Jr. by demanding that the Mayor and the NYPD commissioner fire all of the officers involved in Ramarley's killing.
We will gather in Bryant Park at 6:00pm for a vigil, after which we will walk with a purpose by marching for Ramarley and for Black lives.
Learn more about Ramarley Graham's story and his family's pursuit of justice: http://changethenypd.org/resources/video-facts-nypds-killing-ramarley-graham
Join Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, the New York City Council, and arts and culture advocates as we #resist Trump's assault on the arts, culture, and libraries.
We demand President Trump fully fund the National Endowment for the Arts, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Institute of Museum and LIbrary Services, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
We will say loud and clear to President Trump that his blatant disregard for the importance of the arts has no place in our city and our country.
white supremacy has many faces!
NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio has presented himself as the progressive leader in the battle against Trump’s Racist policies, telling New Yorkers to keep protesting and giving his support. However, it is Bill DeBlasio who condemned Black Lives Matter protesters, reinvested more money into the NYPD without demanding any substantial changes, and continued the racist policies that facilitate collaboration between ICE and the NYPD. It is DeBlasio’s support for Broken Windows policing that puts Black and Brown lives at risk in New York City and has facilitated the recent raids against Immigrants of Color. These policies will only further lend support for Trump’s declarations to reinstate ‘Law and Order’ which is code for more militarized policing and criminalization of people of color and protesters. Don’t believe DeBlasio for a second when he claims he will ‘confront’ Trump. DeBlasio’s support for the violent, racist NYPD and for the continued gentrification of New York makes it clear which side he’s on. It’s time to tell Trump and DeBlasio that this is OUR city.
Stop all NYPD cooperation with ICE
End racist Broken Windows policing in NYC
Abolish the police!
Reinvest the $5.5 billion annual budget of the NYPD into New York’s Black and Brown communities for housing, healthcare and education
People’s Power Assemblies, NYC Shut It Down, Why Accountability, Hoods 4 Justice and International Working Women’s Day Coalition