WHAT: Community members will gather outside the Ravenswood Housing complex in Long Island City to unveil a new know your rights mural and to call for reform of the NYPD's aggressive and discriminatory stop and frisk policies.
Across New York City, hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers of color are targeted by an increasingly confrontational police force, and humiliated in their own homes, schools and neighborhoods. Stop and Frisk policing wastes resources that could be better used on effective policing strategies and damages trust and collaboration between New Yorkers and their police.
Councilmember Jimmy Van Brammer
NYC Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio
High School Students and LGBTQ members of Make the Road New York
Representatives of Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) and People's Justice
WHEN: Sunday May 6, 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Ravenswood Housing Complex in Long Island City, Queens (Corner of 12th Street and 35th Avenue).
Take F train to 21st - Queensbridge, or N,Q train to 36th Avenue
About Communities United for Police Reform (CPR). CPR is a coalition of community organizations united to end discriminatory policing practices in New York, bringing together a movement of community members, lawyers, researchers and activists to work for change. To learn more, visit www.changethernypd.org.
Peoples' Justices for Community Control and Police Accountability (PJ) is coalition of grassroots organizations working in Black, Latino, Asian and LGBT communities in New York City formed in the wake of the 2006 NYPD killing of Sean Bell. To learn more, visitwww.peoplesjustice.org.