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December 23, 2011

2011.12.23: Legal Aid Society Organizing Meeting: United Against Stop & Frisk

From:  Gusberg, Jessica
Sent: Friday, December 23, 2011 11:04 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Cc: Edwards, Lisa; Codling, Antonia
Subject: Legal Aid Society Organizing Meeting: United Against Stop & Frisk

The LAS inter-divisional work group in support of STOP Stop and Frisk is here!

We will hold the first LAS organizing meeting to STOP Stop and Frisk on:

Tuesday, January 10th at 6:00 p.m.

at the Harlem Community Law Offices

230 East 106th Street between 2nd and 3rd Aves, NYC

Nearest Train Station is #6 to 103rd Street

There is powerful energy building throughout the city — people from all neighborhoods and boroughs are taking a stand to STOP Stop and Frisk!  Let’s join together and figure out where we can strategically fit into the struggle.  We plan to take stock of current and upcoming campaigns, movements, and litigation throughout the city, and then brainstorm how LAS can support the community struggle and take a stand against Stop and Frisk using our particular lens, access, skills, and ideas.  Come be a part of a sustained organizing effort within The Legal Aid Society to put an end to these racist, illegal practices of the NYPD and fight the racially targeted pipeline from communities of color into a system of mass incarceration.

Please RSVP, or let us know if you cannot attend but would like to be informed of future meetings.

See you on the 10th!

URGENT:   If any CDP attorney has picked up the STOP Stop and Frisk activists’ cases regarding the October 21st [Manhattan], November 1st [Brooklyn], and November 19th [Queens] civil disobediences, would you kindly let me know who you are and who you represent.  The activists would like to arrange a strategy meeting with all attorneys and activists [some of whom have been arrested in more than one borough].  Also, if you arraigned one of these cases and may not represent these activists ongoing for any reason, please get in touch with me [718.250.4286] prior to January 10, 2012.

Thanks so much in advance for your cooperation and participation!

Jess Gusberg, JRP Brooklyn, 1199

718.250.4286

Lisa Edwards, Civil Harlem, ALAA

212.426.3056

Antonia Codling, CDD Bronx, ALAA

718.579.3124

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