January 2017: 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
-What is a Defense Committee?
PPA is organizing Community Defense Committees to respond to the upsurge of white supremacist, homophobic and anti-immigrant violence around the country. Groups in Bronx, North Brooklyn, South Brooklyn, & Queens are already meeting or planning to meet on their own outside our big meetings every Wednesday, 7pm in the Solidarity Center in Manhattan. PPA continues to work on organizing self-defense classes. The first class is Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 1 pm, but if you have contacts with people who would be able to help provide trainings or space for trainings, please let us know.
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, Bronx
-Past Actions as of 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 copwatch 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!
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