LGBT, Immigrant and African-American Groups to Hold Forum on Hate Crimes on Anniversary of MLK Jr.'s Assassination
Sucuzhanay family will join other community members to share
testimonies of hate incidents, light candles to remember victims of
recent bias-related violence and to discuss proactive strategies to
reduce hate violence, especially in light of the current economic
What:A forum to discuss causes and solutions of hate crimes. The event is
organized in response to the December 2008 hate crime committed against the Sucuzhanay brothers, immigrants from Ecuador.
When:Saturday April 4th, 2pm-5pm (From 2pm - 3pm the event will be open
to members of the media)
Where:Make the Road New York Bushwick Office - 301 Grove Street between
Myrtle and Knickerbocker (Take the L train or the M train to Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave)
Who:Diego Sucuzhanay, brother of victims
Make the Road New York
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sponsors include: CAUSE-NY, Carmen's Place, COPO, FIERCE, Generation Q
of the Queens Community House, NCPRR, Northern Bushwick Resident's
Association, The New York Immigration Coalition, Queers for Economic
Justice, YKASEC, and WAAB
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Since the November NYC elections, MRNY members have been hard at work setting the agenda for our next mayor, City Council and citywide elected officials.
We kicked off "Talking Transition" with a low-wage worker forum and our attorneys have been staffing a Single Stop clinic around the clock at the Transition tent.
Recently, our youth joined the Transitions conversation to bring education and police reform issues into the spotlight for the new elected officials. 17-year-old youth leader Cheyanne Smith was also profiled in the New York Times for her leadership to make NYC schools more respectful, safe, and dignified places for learning.