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April 5, 2012

2012.04.05: OWS/Social Justice Events

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2012 2:55 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: OWS/Social Justice Events

Please repost and forward widely

Today: Thurs., April 5, 4-6 p.m. (erroneously listed for yesterday)
Emergency Rally: Activist Abdulhadi Al Khawaja May Die from Hunger Strike
We will be holding an Emergency Rally on Thursday from 4pm-6pm in front of the Bahrain Consulate in NYC to demand the release of Abdulhadi Al Khawaja who is now on his 56th day of a hunger strike and may soon die from organ failure.
Location: Consulate General of the Kingdom of Bahrain, 866 2nd Avenue (between 46th & 47th Streets), Manhattan.

Today: Thurs., April 5, 5 p.m.
Candlelight Vigil in memory of Ramarley Graham
STOP STOP & FRISK expresses our support for the family of Ramarley Graham, 18-yr-old killed in his home by police of the 47th Precinct in the Bronx, for the family of Jatiek Reed, beaten by officers from the 42nd Precinct in the Bronx, as well as for all of the countless families who have been victimized by police abuse, brutality, and unjust policies.
Location: 749 E. 229th St., Bronx

Today: Thurs., April 5, 6-9 p.m.
Film screening of the award winning documentary “To Shoot an Elephant”
“To Shoot an Elephant” is an eye witness account from the only foreigners who decided and managed to stay embedded in ambulances with Palestinian civilians during the 22-day Israeli military assault (Operation Cast Lead) on the people of Gaza that left more than 1400 people dead.
Location: Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, Manhattan.


Fri., April 6, 8:30-10 p.m.
Hijabs and Hoodies Against Hatred: Justice for Trayvon & Shaima
We invite all community members to participate in a Hoodies and Hijabs Against Hate Day on Friday, April 6. Wear your hoodies and head scarves to show your solidarity against the acts of violence committed against minority communities and your opposition to all forms of hatred and intolerance.
Location: Sundial, Columbia University, Manhattan.


Sat., April 7, 12 p.m.
Speak out for Trayvon Martin & Ramarley Graham, in Harlem
Come out this Saturday to show your outrage and demand justice, and get connected to the organizing happening around these and other cases of racist injustice.
Location: 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell, Manhattan

Sat., April 7, 2-4 p.m.
OWS Weekly Orientation
We’ll have a mix of newbies, occupiers and activists. Our hope is to give the lay of the land, discuss the issues we all care about and get people connected to groups and projects that they care about.
Location: Gandhi Statute, Union Square, Manhattan


Mon., April 9, 6 p.m.
Slain Youth Rally – A Gathering for Justice
The day after the Rally, April 10, 2012, it is RUMORED that George Zimmerman’s case will begin its processes and we want to make a FORCEFUL GESTURE IN THE NAME OF JUSTICE!, asking the grand jury to seriously consider the events that led to Trayvon’s untimely death when making its decision regarding a court trial. LET’S INFLUENCE THEIR DECISION AND FIGHT FOR WHAT IS RIGHT!
Location: Union Square, Manhattan

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