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April 15, 2013

2013.04.15: Correction: THURS.: Intersections Between The ‘War on Crime’ & The ‘War on Terror’

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 10:17 AM
To: Letwin, Michael; 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Correction: THURS.: Intersections Between The ‘War on Crime’ & The ‘War on Terror’
Intersections Between
The ‘War on Crime’ &
The ‘War on Terror’

April 18th, 2013

At The Riverside Church Assembly Hall
(490 Riverside Dr New York,  NY / On 120th and Claremont)

Free Admission


Constance Malcolm / Mother of Ramarley Graham, who was killed by the NYPD in his own home

Jazz Hayden / Community activist & founding member of the Campaign to End The New Jim Crow

Faisal Hashmi / Brother of Fahad Hashmi, who was accused of providing material support to Al-Qaeda

Ramzi Kassem / Lawyer representing multiple detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Bagram Air Force Base, & other US “Black Sites

Yusef Salaam / Wrongfully convicted in the Central Park jogger case

Noor Elashi / Daughter of Holy Land Five political prisoner, Ghassan Elashi

Shaheena Parveen / Mother of Matin Siraj, who was charged as a terrorist in a fabricated NYPD plot

Andy Stepanian / Convicted as a terrorist for his animal rights activism

Amir Varick / Community Activist sentenced to 25 years to life for a non violent drug offense

Alicia McWilliams / Activist & Aunt of Newburgh 4 defendant, David Williams.

Sohail Daulatzai / Author of “Black Star, Crescent Moon”

Steve Downs / Former lawyer in the ‘US vs. Yassin Aref’ case

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The US’ “War on Drugs” and “War on Terror” have produced a parallel system of state violence and social control, manifested through unjust prosecutions and the mass incarceration of people of color.

Join us on April 18th from 6:30-8:30pm for a town hall discussion as we hear first-hand stories from former prisoners, family members, lawyers, intellectuals, historians and activists about excessive sentences, discriminatory policing, suppression of political dissent, and mass incarceration.

After the event, if a consensus is reached, we will hit the streets for a solidarity march through Harlem!

Event flyer is attached, please print, copy and distribute.

This FREE event is presented by
CTENJC, The Campaign to End The New Jim Crow
In partnership with:
NCPCF-National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms
CAIR-Council on American Islamic Relations
DRUM, Desis Rising Up and Moving
Justice by the Pen

Lean more about:
The Campaign to End The New Jim Crow <>

For more information about this event, contact: or

في أمان الله

Fahd Ahmed

Legal and Policy Director
DRUM- Desis Rising Up & Moving
72-18 Roosevelt Avenue
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Tel (718) 205-3036 / Fax (718) 205-3037 <>  /

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