Thursday, September 18, 2014

Jailhouse Speak-out: Giving Witness to a Broken System

-Saturday, Sep 27 in Poughkeepsie: Jailhouse Speak-out: Giving Witness to a Broken System, from 11:00 - 2:00 pm at the Family Partnership Center Cafeteria, 29 North Hamilton St. This event will highlight the failed war on drugs, broken families and communities, racial profiling, and the use of solitary confinement. We encourage those who have personal experiences with incarceration to speak out. Lunch is provided. Sponsored by End the New Jim Crow Action Network (ENJAN) http://www.enjan.org. Contact: enjanhv@gmail.com or 845 475-8781.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Hurricane

Rubin Carter was falsely tried
The crime was Murder One, guess who testified?
Bello and Bradley and they both baldly lied
And the newspapers, they all went along for the ride
How can the life of such a man
Be in the palm of some fool’s hand?
To see him obviously framed
Couldn’t help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land
Where justice is a game
Now all the criminals in their coats and their ties
Are free to drink martinis and watch the sun rise
While Rubin sits like Buddha in a ten-foot cell
An innocent man in a living hell
"Hurricane" (Bob Dylan/Jacques Levy)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center in Kingston

Janet Bosco and I are starting a new book read and action group at the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center in Kingston on the corner of Wall and John St.  The first meeting is this Sunday the 13th from 3-5.  O'dell and Jeff have agreed to help us get started.  Please get the word out to anyone who might be interested, new people who are just reading the book and people that have been involved and one to help get a new read and action group started. We have already met with representatives of both ENJAN and other activist groups who want to coordinate activities with us.  The theme for the Center this year is Justice for All, and they mean all. Members of the Center and Everyone else are  invited to join us.  
szerbe@hvc.rr.com