Sept 8: Rally to Close Attica Prison

Join Beyond Attica Coalition for a Rally Outside the Governor’s NYC Office Facebook Event

Next week marks the 45th anniversary of the Rebellion at Attica Prison. 
Tell Governor Cuomo to Close Attica Now!

Beyond Attica Flyer Version 2
Thursday, September 8, 2016, 12:30pm
633 3rd Ave. at 41st St., NYC

Invited speakers include:

  • Carlos Roche, formerly imprisoned at Attica and participant in 1971 prisoner rebellion
  • Attorney Lamis Deek, who represents Ahmed Ferhani, recently imprisoned at Attica
  • Tyrrell Muhammad, formerly imprisoned at Attica and representing Correctional Association of New York
  • Heather Ann Thompson, author of acclaimed new book “Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy”
  • Current rally endorsers include:

    Black Lives Matter – NYC Chapter
    California Prison Moratorium Project
    Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC)
    Campaign to End the New Jim Crow
    Center for Constitutional Rights
    Correctional Association of New York
    Critical Resistance NYC
    Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM)
    HOLLA! – How Our Lives Link Altogether
    The Incarcerated Nation Corp.
    Jails Action Coalition
    Justice Committee
    LIFE Progressive Services Group Inc
    Malcolm X Grassroots Movement – NY
    Milk Not Jails
    National Lawyers Guild – Executive Committee
    National Lawyers Guild – New York City Chapter
    Release Aging People in Prison
    Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY)

    Contact beyondattica@gmail.com to sign on


    Sign the petition to close Attica

    The platform of Beyond Attica: Close Prisons, Build Communities

    1. Close Attica Now!
    2. End Violence & Abuse across All NY Prisons
    3. Decarcerate NY by reducing the number prisons and people in prison
    4. Reconstruct NY by diverting resources away from caging people and toward helping communities thrive

     

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