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March 21, 2012

2012.03.21: Rally Tonight for Trayvon Martin, and Other OWS/Social Justice Events

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 10:53 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Rally Tonight for Trayvon Martin, and Other OWS/Social Justice Events

Today, Weds., 3/21
All Day: Defend OWS at Union Square
Occupiers in Union Square Stormed in Late Night Raid. Union Square’s occupation, active since the brutal NYPD police raid on Liberty Square on 3/17, is currently under threat of eviction. People are needed NOW to converge on the park and hold our public commons! Follow @OWSUnionSquare.
Location: Union Square.
http://occupywallst.org/article/union-square-occupation-eviction-defense/

All Day: Tweet to Free Palestinian Hunger Striker Hana Shalabi
Now near death: For over a month, 29-year-old Palestinian detainee Hana Shalabi is on a hunger strike to protest her degrading treatment and the Israeli practice of administrative detention against Palestinians. Use #HanaisDying2Live to let everyone know about Hana and Israel’s unjust policy of administrative detention.
https://www.facebook.com/FreeHana

6-8 p.m.: Million Hoodies March for Trayvon Martin – NYC
1 million hoodies, 1 million signatures on Change.org… Show the world we are all Trayvon.
Location: Union Square.
https://www.facebook.com/events/347784265268106/
Petition:
http://www.change.org/petitions/prosecute-the-killer-of-our-son-17-year-old-trayvon-martin

7-10 p.m.: HUNGER: The Struggle of Political Prisoners, From Ireland to Palestine
Film screening of Hunger, a film by Steve McQueen.  In light of the recent case of Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan, Alwan for the Arts and Hunter Students for Justice in Palestine and Al Awda NY invite you to discuss the parallels of these struggles and how you can stand in solidarity with political prisoners.
Location: Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver St. 4th Floor, Manhattan.
https://www.facebook.com/events/376727849013016/

Thurs., 3/22
8:30 a.m.: Families Against Stop and Frisk
Rally & Pack the Courtroom. in Support of Maxine King, long-standing activist and founding member of Families Against Stop and Frisk.
Location: Joyce Kilmer Park, Corner of 161st and Grand Concourse, Bronx.
http://www.uripeoplesinitiative.org/blog/2012/03/16/RALLY-PACK-THE-COURTROOM-JOIN-US-NEAR-BRONX-CRIMINAL-COURT-AT-JOYCE-KILMER-PARK-Corner-of-161st-and-Grand-Concourse-Bronx-IN-SUPPORT-OF-MAXINE-KING-long-standing-activist-and-founding-member-of-FAMILIES-AGAINST-STOP-AND-FRISK.aspx

4:45 p.m.: Educators Stand up to the NY Post
Join Occupy the Department of Education for a protest at News Corporation’s Headquarters, and a tour of the publications that betrayed our teachers and students through the publication of teacher data reports.
Location: 30 Rockefeller Center.
https://www.facebook.com/events/387880417906717/

Fri., 3/23
2:30-5 p.m.: Friday March on Wall Street
Occupy Wall Street will converge in the streets once again and launch the first in a series of spring training marches from Liberty Square to Wall Street in preparation for May Day, a day of massive economic non-compliance and strike.
Location: Liberty Plaza: The Occupation Of Wall Street.
https://www.facebook.com/events/418183058198818/

Sat., 3/24
12 p.m.- ? : Let Freedom Spring: OWS March Against NYPD Racism, Brutality and Repression
Just since January the NYPD has practiced a campaign of surveillance, entrapment, and violence against the New York Muslim and Muslim-American communities; a campaign of terror against communities of color, most recently the brutal beating of Jatiek Reed and the senseless murder of Rahmarley Graham in the Bronx; sustained the criminal and dehumanizing tactic of “stop and frisk” in a campaign of racial profiling that serves no law enforcement purpose; and systematically oppressed protestors peaceably assembling in public spaces.
Location: 12 p.m. in Liberty Square (formerly Zuccotti Park) and ending at Union Square.
https://www.facebook.com/events/316795911706902/

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