For complete listing of past NYC PPA actions and activities prior to June 2015, scroll down from HERE. Best source for updated info: PPA FB. Don’t forget our weekly meeting: Wed. 6:30pm.
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**PLAN NOW: April 1, 2017: Black Lives Matter! End Trump and DeBlasio’s War on Black People. FB Event.
–Sat Mar 4: 1pm – March 4th for Standing Rock. FB Event.
–Wed, Mar 8: International Women’s Strike. FB Event.
–Sat Mar 11: IWWD Actions: Women in Rebellion! To Resist is Justified! Unite to Fight Trump. FB Event.
**Sat, Feb 11, 2017: Here to Stay – No Nos Vamos: action Washington Square Park. FB Event.
–Wed, Feb 8, 2017 /
7 PM – 9 PM.
Join PPA, NYC Shut It Down, Why Accountability and other Black Lives Matter activists and organizations as we discuss and plan for the next wave of activism and organizing for Black Lives in New York City.
Erasure of Black Immigrants and Black Muslims in recent discourse
Prison Uprisings and Prison Strikes
Trump as a “Law and Order” president
Increasing Criminilization of Protest
Ongoing/Rise of Militarized Police
Continual Solidarity with other Oppressed Groups
Continual Centering of Racial Justice within AntiFascism Work
Action Items/Planning Items
Review & Expand Ongoing Goals, Strategies, and Tactics
Support Campaign to End Broken Windows (Feb 11th rally)
Support Justice for Ramarley Graham and Fire Haste Campaign
Strengthen PPA Community Defense Committees
Continue to Build Outreach Strategies in Impacted Communities
Continue to Build Organizing Capacity & Membership
Create Strategies for the Implementation of Communal Care
Expand Educationals, Workshops, and Skill SharesOther goals? Other Campaigns?Join Us and Bring a Friend!
Fists Up! Fight Back!
Community defense committees continue to organize – to get in touch about helping with upcoming trainings and community events, or if you would like to get involved, email email@example.com to get connected.-Queens: Sun Jan 29, 2017: The next PPA Queens Defense Committee meeting will be held NEXT SUNDAY Jan 29 from 6-8pm , location TBD. Keep following FB event for updates!-Bronx: Jan 29, 2017: The defense committee in the Bronx focuses on the fight against gentrification in the borough. On January 29 at 1pm there will be another “The Bronx Is Not for Sale” event. Location: Mothers on the Move, 928 Intervale Ave, BronxBrooklyn South:Brooklyn North:PPA continues to work on organizing self-defense classes. We have plans for an initial class, but if you have contacts with people who would be able to help provide trainings or space for trainings, please let us know.
–Reclaim MLK Day: Mon Jan 16, 2017: FB Event: Joint action with our sister organization NYC Shut It Down; 7pm at 125th Street & Lexington Ave. in Harlem. This action will be part of a nationwide effort to reclaim MLK Day by the Movement for Black Lives.
–Plan NOW for J20 protests: Click here for DC, NYC info
-Past Actions in Dec 2016
-Bronx: Come to: Bronx is Not for Sale, December 17, 928 Intervale Ave @ Mothers on the Move, time TBA
-Brooklyn South: Having activist fair & outreach from 1-3 on December 18th with community organizations in Brooklyn, planning for early January cop watch training
-Brooklyn North: Also planning stuff and will be at Dec. 18 outreach
-Queens: having copwatch training on the 18th (more details to come), working with and supporting ongoing pre-existing community organizing
-Other boroughs: if you have reportbacks you’d like to share please forward them on to us!
–Dec 2, 2016: LWC Community Gala
–Dec 3, 2016: America Was Never Great: Rally & Protest Against White Supremacy. FB Event.
-Nov 23, 2016: Staying Woke in Trump’s America #2– Strategic Planning Meeting #2. FB Event.
** Nov 7, 2016: Call Out Black on Black Solidarity Day. FB Event. – Also #SwipeitForward Nov 2
OCT 29, 2016: FB Event
AW-HELL-O-WEEN with PPA
Halloween Fundraiser for Charlotte & Standing Rock
Oct 26, 2016: SomosVisible takes over GWB, Rally in Union Square; See FB for details, more info
–OCT 4, 2016: Urgent Solidarity Action For Charlotte Uprising. FB Event.
***Show that Ramsey Isn’t alone***
Mon, Oct 3, 2016. FB Event.
On July 17, 2014, Ramsey Orta captured on camera the extra-judicial murder of Eric “Big E” Garner by the racist and corrupt NYPD. Turning over that footage to the New York Daily News, created an international firestorm and made Ramsey a target of the NYPD.
Ramsey Orta gets sentenced while a murderous cop stays free. Come stand together in solidarity. Meet Ramsey Orta and his family at the door.
Let’s all walk in with him!!!!!
Justice for Keith Lamont Scott
9/21/16- Union Square
NYC FB /
***Sept 9, 2016: Nationwide Prisoner Action
Prison Strike NYC-Solidarity w the Eastchester 120 and all prisoners. 7-10pm at the Metropolitan Detention Center (80 29th St, Brooklyn. Take the R train to 25th Street)
**FLASH: NYC Aug 23: ShutDownCityHall
Phase 2: latest updates
–READ: Abolition Square action says: ‘Abolish police’
<<<Statement on Dallas & the future of our movement.
***Mon, Aug 1, 2016: Approaching the 2-year mark of the Ferguson Uprising on August 9, Millions March NYC is calling for the OCCUPATION OF CITY HALL PARK starting Monday, August 1, 2016 at 9 AM. It is time we escalate our organizational tactics against this racist system, which continues to execute Black & Brown people with impunity. FB Event.
-NYC: IF PETER LIANG IS NOT IN JAIL, MARCELL DOCKERY SHOULD BE FREE: CLICK HERE / NYC 7/10/16: Join PPA at Disability Pride march-FB Event / NYC 7/13/16: Justice for Sandra Bland & all Black women killed by police – FB Event /
–Jul 13, 2016: Justice for Sandra Bland and All Black Women Killed by Police. FB Event.
NYC: Sun. June 26: Show solidarity for Orlando @ Pride March
***IF PETER LIANG IS NOT IN JAIL, MARCELL DOCKERY SHOULD BE FREE: CLICK HERE – PRESS CONFERENCE FRI JUNE 24, 2016; 9AM
**Plan now: Fri June 24, 2016: Trans Day of Action. FB Event
–Tues June 14, 2016: #BHExposed; Jewish leaders Stand with B&H: FB Event.
***Click: Stop the NYCHA Raids
Community Speak Out Chelsea Houses
Wed June 15, 2016, 6-8 pm Free food, Free blood pressure & diabetic screening
-To get involved, come to a NYC PPA meeting Wed 7pm, Solidarity Center
**Know your rights. Click Here for 2-sided flier below.
The second side (not shown below) gives more details “what tenants can do to protect their families & their rights.”
***ACT NOW: See also Verizon support page
-Sat May 21: Family & kids rally FB
**Thurs, May 5, 2016: The time for the PPA’s adopt-a-store strike-support action in front of a Verizon location has been changed YET AGAIN, to 5 PM to 7 PM (not 3 to 6).
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-May Day in Bronx (April 30) & Union Square May 1: Click here.
-Wed May 4, 2016: Movie “Negro with Guns” / FB Event.
-NYC PPA Supports the Verizon strike- More info coming
Shut down Trump in NYC – April 14, 2016. FB Event. More Details.
**Also April 14: Justice for Akai Gurley. FB Event. Also see below ↓↓
–Akai Gurley: Call every single day 9am. Join the family of Akai Gurley to protest the DA’s recommendation that his murderer, Peter Liang, not serve any jail time. FB EVENT . Family FB Page.
***Starting Thursday, 3/24/16, flood the DA’s office with calls demanding that DA Thompson change his recommendation & demand jail time for Peter Liang. WE WILL NOT REST TILL GENOCIDE ENDS. (718) 250-5111; 250-3770; 250-2747. PLEASE SPREAD WIDELY!
- Solidarity with Flint: NYC PPA is planning trip to Flint. Keep tuned for details.
- Saturday, April 2, 12pm – Black Women’s Healing circle. – please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. White folks & men: please bring food/drinks, donate, & volunteer to help clean. FB event.
- April 5-6 – Breaking Broken Windows Conference FB event.
- April 14 – SAVE THE DATE/PACK THE COURT for Peter Liang’s sentencing (cop who murdered Akai Gurley). FB Event.
- April 14 – 5:30pm SHUT DOWN TRUMP IN NYC – Many groups are calling actions. See FB Event
- Saturday, April 16 – comrades in Baltimore asking folks to come down for Freddie Gray action. FB Event. We will drive up/back on same day: contact Toni at email@example.com for more info about transportation.
- May 1 – SAVE THE DATE yearly May Day actions
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***Flash: Tues, March 22, 2016. IT’S NOT OVER. Stand Against Gentrification – Rally & Press Conference. Reject MIH & ZQA: Fight for Housing. Fight to Stay in Your city! (Keep updated: BAN.)
***URGENT: Sat, March 19, 2016: Rally Against Trump. FB Event.
**SPECIAL: In response to Flint Water Crisis: PPA is calling an action to take place Malcolm X Day, Feb 21, 2016; FB Event, to Demand the arrest of Governor Rick Snyder
and that the government, either state or federal, immediately address both the daily needs of the Flint community, and replace the damaged water infrastructure. The United States, the wealthiest country in the world, has more than enough the more resources to immediately resolve this crisis. Racism and austerity politics are the only reasons Flint’s water was poisoned in the first place, and the only reasons it’s still poisoned now.
***See the LWC February News
-All out to the Labor/Immigrant Rights Rally Against Union-Busting At Brod!
Friday February 19, 2016; 5-7pm; Brod Kitchen; 31 W 4th St
–Sat, March 5, 2016: 1pm – International Working Women’s Day 2016: Unite & Fight for Liberation
-Rally will begin at the Harriet Tubman Statue followed by a march. FB Event
-Then join us at a celebration of Puerto Rican Women: Today, Tomorrow, and Always– at 4pm – FB Event
***URGENT: To All Defenders of Labor & Immigrant Rights:ALL OUT THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016; 5pm! Stop Union-Busting and Job Destruction at Bröd Kitchen
(formerly Hot & Crusty). FB (scroll down) . Para todos los defensores de los Derechos Laborales e Inmigrantes: Todos fuera este Jueves 28 de Enero a las 5:00pm. Apoyemos a los trabajadores de HOT & CRUSTY. CLICK FOR DETAILS.
**Monday, Jan 18, 2016: ICE FREE NYC/ RECLAIM MLK NYC – Rally & March – BLACK & BROWN UNITY. FB Event.
**Tues, Jan 12, 2016: Picket to End Retaliation! 6:00pm; 571 Wythe ave, Brooklyn, New York, 11211. FB Event.
**Make NYC an ICE-FREE Zone:
Rally & Press Conference
FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2016 – 12:00PM, 201 VARICK ST. – Federal Building
-Celebrate New Year’s Eve with us: FB Event | Fiesta de la Vispara del Ano Nuevo
**Dec 28, 2015 + + :
TAKE ACTION NOW:
**STOP SELLING JAILHOUSE COFFEE: Support our campaign /
Whenever fascism rears its ugly head, it is the duty of all progressive forces to unite in struggle and solidarity against it.This is an urgent time to bring together all those who fight for justice and human rights in a powerful show of unity and solidarity. All out Dec 20! Fight racism, Islamaphobia & immigrant bashing in your area! No war! Black Lives Matter!
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–Wed, Nov 18: Trans Day of Remembrance: FB Event.
–NYC Rise Up for Tamir: Actions Nov 22, 23 & Day of Verdict; FB Event:
–Thurs, Nov 26: National Day of Mourning: Get on the NYC Bus. FB Event.
–Thurs, Dec 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities. FB Event.
–Tues, Nov 10: Fight 4 15 – 3 Actions NYC PPA supporting: FB.
–Thurs, Nov 12, 2015: NYC Million Student March. FB Event.
CALL For a “Say No To Capitalism & Racism Day“
SUNDAY, NOV.15 – 4PM @ CNN,
59 Street and Columbus Circle, NYC
“YOU CAN’T HAVE RACISM WITHOUT CAPITALISM!” TO END RACISM AND ALL THE EVILS THAT COMES WITH IT, WE MUST END CAPITALISM” – MALCOLM X
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-Let’s Get Down: Oct 30 PPA Halloween Party: FB Event.
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SUN ► OCT 18: 2:30 pm
Rally at B&H Retail store! Help keep the pressure up! Due to the solidarity of the B&H workers and the outpouring of community support, all workers fired in yesterday’s retaliation were rehired! Now, it is critical that we keep the pressure up and make it clear that any retaliation against the warehouse workers for organizing is unacceptable. FB Event.
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Nov 15, 2015
World Day Against Capitalism & Racism
A PEOPLE’S RESPONSE TO THE G20 SUMMIT
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–October 11, 2015 – 3pm-5pm –
LWC Campaign Launch : Liberation Day – Dia de Liberacion- FB Event
PLEASE COME OUT AND SUPPORT THIS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT WORKER’S STRUGGLE!
34th St-Hudson Yards (take the 7 train to the end of the line in Manhattan). (click image below to enlarge)
**Sept 26-5pm; Rally and March to End Forced Migration and Displacement; Washington Square Park. FB Event.
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Women Rising Up
Sept 22, 2015, 7pm:
FB Event. (Click to enlarge.)
***Sept 17, 2015:
NYC Day of Action
Against Racism, Gentrification & Police Brutality #TakeBackOurCommunities.
FB Event / ban gentrification.org / FB .
***Plan now for Wed, Aug 26 IWWD Women’s Speak Out: Click here /
August 26th 2015 marks the 95th anniversary of the legal right to vote for women. International Working Women’s Day Coalition will have a women’s speak out to link this historic occasion with the struggles impacting women here and worldwide today. We will share stories and cultural presentations, while demanding respect and dignity for all women. Stand up on this day and show your commitment to ending all forms of attacks on Women’s Humans Rights; from health care and education to police brutality.
–August 21 – Justice for Kyam Livingston! Rally on the 21st of every month at E18th & Church Avenue in Brooklyn at 5:30pm. FB page
–August 22 – Unchain Our Schools potluck Unchain our Schools FB page
***Aug 9, 2015: One Year anniversary of murder of Michael Brown, the Ferguson Rebellion & the Black Lives Matter Uprising:
Get the pdf>>>>
****SPECIAL SUMMER PARTY & FUNDRAISER: Friday, Aug 7: It’s time to get down! FB Event.
**Monday, Aug. 3, 2015: 6pm Flatbush Target: Justice for Alandro Brissett. Community Speakout & press conference. FB Event.
***Wed, July 22, 2015: Justice for Sandra Bland & Kindra Chapman: 5pm Union Square. FB Event.
-PLAN NOW: July 25 march in Newark: There will be a contingent leaving from 147 W 24th St at 10:30am on this day – please join us! FB Event;
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***Wednesday July 15 – 7 pm; the next Black Summer Coalition Meeting; Solidarity Center 147 W. 24th St, 2nd Fl.
–Mon – July 13 – #PeoplesMonday will be in Staten Island for Eric Garner. 7pm, meet near taxi waiting area near terminal (check the FB event for updates) PPA contingent will be meeting at the Ferry at 6:15pm (on Manhattan side) if you would like to join us!!!
–Tues, July 7, 2015: 6:30pm; NYC Outreach Meeting for the SAT ►JULY 25th MILLION PEOPLE’S MARCH AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY, RACIAL INJUSTICE & ECONOMIC INEQUALITY in Newark NJ
(even more urgent after the Charleston racist massacre)
When: TUES ►JULY 7 @ 6:30 PM
Where: ALL SOULS CHURCH
1157 Lexington Ave. Manhattan – between 79th St. and 80th St,
(Lexington Ave. Subway, 77th St or 86th St stop)
A mobilizing discussion with
LARRY HAMM, Chair of Peoples Organization for Progress, Initiator of July 25th March
PAM AFRICA, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal
Representatives of the BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT
CHARLES BARRON, NY State Assemblyman representing East New York
MOTHERS whose SONS have been killed by the police
MARYLIN ZUNIGA, Orange County teacher who was fired for allowing her students to write to Mumia
Attorney ROGER WAREHAM, December 12th Movement, lawyer for the Central Park Five
BERNARD WHITE, former program director of WBAI, producer at CPR Metro and MNN
LARRY HOLMES, Peoples Power Assemblies
And many more …
Also, travel details on how to get to the JULY 25 RALLY/MARCH
Let’s go together and march together.
NYC Mobilizing meeting sponsored by: People’s Organization for Progress, People’s Power Assemblies, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition, International Action Center, United National Anti-War Coalition, December 12th Movement, Lynne Stewart Organization, New Abolitionist Movement
For info: 973.801.0001 ♦ 212.330.8029 ♦ 212.633.6646
Whose Independence? Sat, July 4, 2015; 12pm; Prospect Part (meet at 96 Parkside Ave) FB Event
–Friday, June 26, 2015: PPA endorsed Trans* Day of Action, 4:30pm, Pier 45/Christopher St Pier. FB Event.
-Sat banner making for Sunday Pride march. –Sunday Pride: meet at 11:30am on 41st street
**Thurs, June 18, 2015: 7pm
Know Your Workplace Rights! Stomp Out Sexual Harassment!
Forum & Community Dialogue. FB Event.
–Wed, June 3; 7 pm; Special Summer Planning Meeting hosted by NYC PPA; Let’s plan for the 1 year anniversary of Ferguson