NYC memorial for Troy Davis, Saturday, Oct. 1

 

Saturday, October 1
11:30-12:30 pm
Assembly Hall, Riverside Church
490 Riverside Drive (Enter on Claremont Ave), New York

On Wednesday, September 21, the state of Georgia executed Troy Davis. Troy’s case, marked by strong doubts about his guilt, touched people around the world. On Saturday, October 1, he will be buried in Savannah, his home.

Thousands of New Yorkers fought for and cared about Troy Davis’s battle against the death penalty. Join us to mark his passing, to stand together against the system that murdered him, and to celebrate the struggle that brought so many people together to say, “I Am Troy Davis.”

Troy Davis’s final words: “I ask my family and friends to continue to fight this fight.”

The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow and Attica is All of Us invite you to

ORGANIZING MEETING to STOP THE NEW JIM CROW

1:00-4:00pm

Assembly Hall, Riverside Church
490 Riverside Drive (Enter on Claremont Ave), New York

Join us in building a movement to end mass incarceration and the injustices of the new caste system. Inspired by Michelle Alexander’s book “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness,” we have been working hard to build a movement to bring together people who want to challenge this system.  Find out how you can help at our first open organizing meeting. All are welcome!

START study groups, DEMAND justice, CHALLENGE legislators, HOLD law enforcement accountable, DOCUMENT the struggle, GET INVOLVED!

and FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!

For more information, visit our website at www.endjimcrow.org or call 212-501-2112

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– 2.3 million Americans are imprisoned. While African Americans constitute 13 percent of the U.S. population, they disproportionately fill the prison system at 38 percent.
– Since the War on Drugs, the number of inmates imprisoned for drug convictions increased from 41,100 to 1/2 million with the vast majority being people of color.
– According to a Health and Drug study, Blacks make up 14 percent of the drug user population, but constitute 54 percent of drug convictions in the U.S. Criminal Justice System.
– 5.3 million Americans are denied the right to vote because of laws prohibiting voting by people with felony convictions. This has resulted in the disenfranchisement of an estimated 13% of black men.
– The “felon” label continues to bar ex-offenders from public housing, welfare and other basic rights

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