NYC PPA Weekly Event/Action Update

by on October 13, 2015

Upcoming Events/Actions as of September 7, 2017

-Also see PPA FB ;  Also Take Action NYC  / Back to NYC Local Actions.
Recurring: Every Wed, 6:30 – NYC PPA – Solidarity Center // Every Monday, 7-10pm–People’s Monday – check FB page for location. ** Borough Defense Committees (dated).
– – Lot’s going on: see Facebook / – –

-Please continue to support & raise awareness about the #NoDakotaAccess struggle on social media. Also #NoDAPL Solidarity. While the on-site actions & worldwide solidarity have made a crucial difference, the struggle continues (dated).

Upcoming Events & Actions (as of Sept 7, 2017)

 NOTE: POSTPONED to Sept 30 & Oct 1–Sat Sept 2,2017 Bedsty / Sun Sept 3 Harlem: Abolitionist Forum / Abolish the Police! Abolish the Prisons! Liberate Your Hood

-Saturday, September 9 / Brooklyn March against Gentrification, Racism & Police Violence /11:00am GATHER at Barclay’s Center / 12:00 MARCH / 1:30 RALLY at Ebbets Field ( Crown Heights) / 3:30 RALLY at Herbert Von King Park (Bedford-Stuy) / 5:30 RALLY at Mytle & Wyckoff Aves (Bushwick)

-Tuesday Sept 12th 7pm; NYC Says: Do It Like Durham ; Columbus circle

-Tuesday September 19, 9am-5pm / United Nations / 20,000 boricuas en la ONU / at the UN

-Friday Sept 15 / Fundraiser Party for Trip to Cuba for 70th Che anniversary / at IAC; 147 W 24th St / Spoken Word Performances, Party with Music, IMani will be DJing

-Sunday, September 17th, 1pm / 48th Annual African American Day Parade / Adam Clayton Powell Blvd

-Tuesday, September 19th,7-9pm / Equality for Flatbush Community Meeting Mt. Zion Church of God 203 East 37th St., Brooklyn

-Wednesday, September 27 9am-12pm / The Subway Belongs to the People: Protest at the MTA Board Meeting / </2 Broadway

September 30-October 1st / Abolitionist ForumBed-Stuy & Harlem

  – – – – Listings prior to Sept 7, 2017 – – – – – 

***Key Meeting: Wed Aug 30, 7pm /  / No Platform for Fascism / Also Defense Training / 147 W. 24th St, 2nd Floor

-Friday, August 25 8pm-10, Columbus Circle /  Remove Columbus Monument at Columbus Circle NYC

-Saturday, August 26 noon-7pm /Nicholas Heyward Jr. Park (Wyckoff between Hoyt and Bond, Brooklyn) / 23rd Annual Nicholas Heyward, Jr. Day of Remembrance

-Saturday, August 26 4pm-8pm / 147 W. 24th St, 2nd Floor / Global Film Festival: Celebrating International Women Warriors

-Sunday, August 27, 3-5pm / Union Square / Stand up Against the Fascists: Solidarity Action with Berkeley

-Monday, August  28 7pm / -People’s Monday NYC Shut It Down (TBD) Check FB for name and location

Friday, July 28, 2017, 7pm:  Rally to defend Joshua Lopez / 34th Precinct / 183rd and Broadway, Washington Heights

Friday July 21 / B&H picket and strategy meeting / 12-2 Picket at B&H store and 34th and 9th / 4pm Strategy meeting at 60 Wall Street

Friday July 21 / Justice for Kyam Livingston  / 5:30pm 18th and Church Ave, Brooklyn

-Saturday July 22 / Forum outside Summerhill / 2:30-4:30 637 Nostrand Ave / Some context about this racist restaurant

-Saturday July 22 / All out for Al Aqsa / Times Square / 1-4pm
-Saturday July 22 / Urgent action to stop US intervention in Venezuela / 3:30-6pm
GATHER AT TIMES SQUARE – Broadway & W. 44th St., Manhattan FROM THERE, MARCH TO THE NY Times Building 620 8th Ave btw. W. 40th St. & W. 41st St. / *FB event lists NYT building as start location, but plan is to begin at Bway and 44th

Monday July24 / People’s Monday for Symone Marshall / 7pm at 3rd Ave and 115th St, Harlem / NYC Shut It Down

-Tuesday July 25 /  Trans Liberation Tuesday NYC / 6-8pm Barclays Center


-Thursday June 22nd 6:30pm / Equality For Flatbush Fundraiser / Moishe House Park Slope, 637 Baltic Street, Brooklyn, New York 11217

-June 23: Trans Day of Action / Trans day of Action /  2pm-5 / Washington Square Park / PPA is attending with signs / Some PPA members will also participate in security. /

-Friday, June 23 4:30-7pm / 42nd and 7th, Times Square / International Day of Al-Quds Rally

-Sat, June 24, noon: March For Reparations / Springfield Ave and Market St, Newark, NJ/ People’s Organization for Progress

-Sun June 25: Pride March / PPA will be marching with the WWP contingent.

-June 28th: Next PPA court outreach and street meeting /

-Sunday, July 9 10am / Disability Pride / Union Square

-July 13, 6:30 in Flatbush.: Justice for Sandra Bland/ Exact location TBD. FB Event


–Wednesday June 14- Friday, June 17 /  Cuomoville: Campout for Housing Justice / 633 3rd Ave /Alliance for Tenant Power

-Thursday, June 15 9:30am / Victor Sheppard Court Support / 100 Centre St, Part A

-Thursday, June 15 noon-3pm /  Emergency Picket to Support Engagement with Cuba / Trump Tower

-Thursday, June 15 food at 6:30, discussion at 7 / Workers World Discussion: British Election, Juneteenth, Anti-fascist demo report back / 147 W 24th St, 2nd Floor

-Friday, June 16 at 6 PM/ 2nd Annual Day of Solidarity with the Independence of PR/ 777 UN Plaza, New York 2nd Floor/ FB Event

-Friday, June 16 6:30pm-11 / Pep’d for Pride: Potluck Educational Discussion and Prop production / 219 Park Row, Manhattan / BAYAN Queer Caucus Northeast

-Friday, June 16 5:30-6:30pm/ Protest in Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners / Best Buy (52 E 14th St, #64, New York)

-June 16 & 18: -B&H Picket (Friday 12-2, Sunday 3-5) at 34th street and 9th ave

Thursday, June 1 6-9pm / Forum: Recent Mumia Victories and MOVE conference. Featuring Pam and Ramona Africa from MOVE / 147 W 24th St, 2nd Floor / Workers World Party and MOVE

-June 2-4/ Left Forum / John Jay College of Criminal Justice/ FB Event

-Saturday June 3, 10-11:50am / Left Forum Panel: Even Bernie Sanders Wants to Bomb Syria / John Jay College of Criminal Justice / Room 1.103 / Workers World Party

-Saturday, June 3 7pm / Film Screening: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised / International Action Center / 147 W 24th St, 2nd Floor

-Sunday, June 4; noon / Queens Pride March / 37th Avenue and 89th Street, Queens

-Monday, June 5, 7pm / People’s Monday for Keara Crowder / 116th St and Lexington (6 train) / NYC Shut It Down

-Tuesday, June 6, 5-6:30pm / US Hands Off Venezuela / Red Stairs in Times Square / 47th St, 7th Ave and Broadway / International Action Center

-Wed, June 7: Street Meeting/Vigil for victims of white supremacy /

-Thursday, June 8 7-10pm/ Oscar López Rivera Welcoming/ Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture/ 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10451/ FB Event

-Saturday, June 10 10am-2pm / No Platform for Hate: Counter-protest to Right Wing ‘March Against Sharia’ / Foley Square

-Sunday, June 11; 11am-5pm / National Puerto Rican Day Parade / 44th St to 79th Along 5th Ave

-Tuesday June 13, 9am-2pm/ Pack the Court for #DelrawnSmall/ Brooklyn Supreme Court 320 Jay St/ Justice for Delrawn Small/ FB Event

-Wednesday June 14- Friday, June 17 / Cuomoville: Campout for Housing Justice / 633 3rd Ave / Alliance for Tenant Power

-Friday, May 26 at 7 PM – 10 PM/ Kasama DJ Battle of the Rev/ Anakbayan NY/ 135 W 23rd St/ FB Event

-Tuesday May, 30 7-9pm/ Planning Meeting for Brooklyn-wide March against Gentrification/ 147 W. 24th St, 2nd Floor/ FB Event

-Wednesday, May 31 2:30-5:30pm/ Rally to Demand De Blasio STEP DOWN for Displacing Communities!/ City Hall/ Youth Against Displacement/ FB Event

-May 17, 2017. Know your Rights with Federal/State Law Enforcement; 7pm Solidarity Center. 7pm. FB Event.

-Fri, May 19, 2017: Pack the court against Tod-Del Housing Corp!​ ​Please come out in support of PPA member Rebecca, who is facing eviction! Friday, May 19th, 9:30am/ 141 Livingston St, Part G room 509. Please wear a Brooklyn Is Not for Sale t-shirt, or wear black. Before It’s Gone. FB Event.

-Friday May 19, 2017- The Transgenerational Theatre Project Presents: Trans resistance @ SAGE @ 305 7Ave @ W. 27 St (Manhattan) from 6:30-7:30. Theatre Project for gender nonconforming people/ FREE!!!!!!!!!

-Saturday, May 20/ WWP Forum: Trans Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter, USA Out of Everywhere!/ 12:30 Food!/1pm Forum/ 2:30 Working Meeting/ 147 W 24th St, 2nd Floor/ This meeting organized entirely by new comrades and candidates/ FB Event

-Saturday, May 20 11:30am-5:30pm/ Grassroots Organizing Forum/ Laundry Workers Center and North Star Fund Tishman Auditorium 63 5th Ave. FB Event.

-May 20, 2017. 1 PM-6 Pm. Anyone interested in de-escalation training is more than welcome to come to the 9th Annual Community Freestyle:Tools for the Revolution . 378 Throop Ave (Brooklyn)

-Monday, May 22, 7pm/ People’s Monday/ TBD/ NYC Shut It Down/ Check Twitter and FB for updates


May Day Where?

Union Square: May 1, 2017

Gather 12pm; March at 5pm/ 212-633-6646 FB Event
<<Download flier in Arabic, Spanish, English, Traditional & Simplified Chinese

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-Thursday, April 27 3pm/ Stop the Raids!/ City Hall/

-Saturday, April 29 noon-7pm/ Mayday Festival of Resistance/  Maria Hernandez Park (Knickerbocker Ave ane Starr St, Brooklyn)

-Sunday April 30th, 11am – 4pm/  Queens Se Defiende! // Defend Queens! / Park of the Americas
41-98 104th St, Corona Queens/  Plz join ICE Free Queens for this May Day family gathering. We are looking to mobilize folks toward the May 1st general strike by offering a day full of political education, programming, and community-oriented activities.

-Mon, May 1/ Noon: Rally at Union Square/ 4pm: March/ May Day Shut It Down and Strike/

-Thursday, May 11th @10PM/ Wallbreaker fundraiser for ICE Free NYC/  Macri Park, Lorimer L/Metropolitan G/ Drag performers, raffles, etc.

**Wed, April 19, 6pm, Resist Black Genocide / NYC: PPA & Shut It Down Action: Times Square (by the stairs) 


***April 12, 2017: PPA Meeting: Black Trans women/demo for Freddie Grey/Mayday. 7pm. Solidarity Center. FB Event.
  • MayDay Citywide Coalition Planning Meeting / Thursday, April 13th @6-8:30pm / Solidarity Center 147 W 24th St 2nd Fl (Location may change)
  • NYPD Is Not Above The Law / April 13, 5-7pm / In front of the Bronx DA’s Office at 198 E 161st Street
  • Swipe it Forward – Planning Meeting for Mayday / April 17
  • People’s Monday for Timothy Stansbury / NYC Shut It Down / Monday, April 17, 7pm / Herbert von King Park, Brooklyn  (Lafayette and Marcy Aves. Bedford-Nostrand stop on G train)
  • Lynne Stewart Memorial / Saturday, April 22nd @3-7pm / Saint Peter’s Church- 619 Lexington Ave
  • PPA Queens Meeting April 23
  • Stop the Raids! / Thursday, April 27th @3pm / City Hall
***April 1: Black Lives Matter! End Trump and DeBlasio’s War on Black People. FB Event.
  • Swipe it Forward: Check twitter
    • Flyering for Laundry Workers Center at B&H / Friday April 7th @12-2pm / B&H Warehouse 34th St & 9th Ave
    • Support Community Defense Against Deportation / Saturday, April 8th @2-6pm / $20, Kid friendly / Union Pool – 484 Union Ave, Brooklyn
    • Flyering for Laundry Workers Center at B&H / Sunday, April 9th @3-5pm / B&H Warehouse 34th St & 9th Ave
    • Solidarity Rally Against Deportation / Tuesday, April 11th – Interfaith Seder @8:15am, Jericho Walk @9am / Foley Square
    • Friday March 24th @8am-2pm: Flyering for Laundry Workers Center at B&H / B&H Warehouse- 34th St & 9th Ave
    • Thursday, March 30th @6-9pm: Fundraiser for Equality for Flatbush Legal Defense Fund / ZuriLee Restaurant 755 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn
    • Friday March 24th: B&H Solidarity- Twitter Storm / #BHexposed
    • Friday, March 31st @7pm: Black Reconstruction discussion part 5 /  Solidarity Center 147 W 24th St 2nd Fl / No need to read beforehand, or to have attended earlier classes!
    • ***Saturday, April 1st @2pmBlack Lives Matter! End Trump and DeBlasio’s War on Black America
    • Monday, April 3rd:@6-8:30pm: MayDay Coalition Planning Meeting / Solidarity Center 147 W 24th St 2nd Fl
    • Saturday, April 8th @2-6pm: Defense Against Deportation Fundraiser / Union Pool 484 Union Ave, Brooklyn
    • ***May 1st – Details TBD: MayDay General Strike and Rally
    • Wednesday, April 19th all day: In Pursuit of Peace: Philippine Peace Talks Tour – BAYAN and ICHRP
  • Protect Trans Rights! – Not Straight Against Hate / Friday, March 17th @12-7pm / Washington Square Park
  • Global Women’s Fightback Against Trumpism – Workers World Party / Saturday, March 18th @4pm / Solidarity Center 147 W 24th St 2nd Fl
  • Fundraiser for Legal Defense of NYC Activists arrested in DC on J20 / Saturday, March 18th @10pm-4am / Eastern Bloc NYC 505 E 6th Street
  • People’s Monday for Anna Brown – NYC Shut it Down / Monday, March 20th @7pm / Harlem Hospital (135th and Malcolm X Blvd)
  • MayDay Citywide Planning Meeting / Monday, March 20 6pm-830

-Sat Mar 11:  International Working Women’s Day / starts at 12 pm Herald Square

-Thurs Mar 9: 10pm / Fundraiser for PPA! / Macri Park 462 Union Ave, Brooklyn

-Fri Mar 3: Free Screening of Ava Duvernay’s 13th / Park Slope United Methodist Church

-Mar 4; 1pm March 4th for Standing Rock

-Mon Mar 6: People’s  Monday for Antonio Zambrano-Montes / NYC Shut It Down

-Mon Mar 6: 5pm. J.H.S. 145 Public Hearing in Regards to Possible School Closure, Inside the school / 1000 Teller Ave, Bronx, NY 10456 ( Vote as to whether to close the school will be held  March 22nd)

_Tues Mar 7: Bedford Union Armory Redevelopment Public Review Hearing / 7pm /  inside P.S. 375 Jackie-Robinson School

-Wed Mar 8: Women’s Strike NYC


-Rally to Demand Justice for Ramarley Graham & Fire Officer Haste: Date & Location TBD. It has been five years since 18-year-old Ramarley Graham was murdered in his own home by the NYPD in front of his grandmother and younger brother. Since Ramarley’s death, no NYPD officers have been fired, and Officer Richard Haste – who shot Ramarley – has received thousands of dollars of increased earnings. In January, Officer Haste finally faced a department trial. The decision of that trial will likely be made very soon. There will be an emergency action on the same day if the decision is made before noon and on the next day if it is made after 12pm. More info about campaign

***KEY Meeting: Wed, Feb 8, 2017. Black Lives matter in the Era of Trump: FB Event

**Sat, Feb 11, 2017Here to Stay – No Nos Vamos:  action Washington Square Park. FB Event.

-Sunday Feb. 12: 6-8pm; PPA Queens Defense Committee meeting

-Sunday, Feb 12, 2pm: B&H Workers Unite! Keep our jobs in NY! / Rally at Hudson Yards (Last stop on 7 train) and march to B&H warehouse.

-Sunday, Feb 12, 2017, 1pm: The Muslim and Immigrant Coalition for Justice/ Rally starts at 170th Street and Grand Concourse Ave . Demonstration in front of Supreme Court.

-Monday, Feb 13, 7pm-9pm; People’s Monday 2 Year Anniversary. NYC Shut it Down. Starting in Grand Central (by the clock).

-Monday, Feb 13, 6pm-9:  State of Our City Protest against Broken Windows, Gentrification at De Blasio’s State of the City Speech / Apollo Theater 253 W 125th St

-Monday, February 13, 6:45pm-9:30 /  Racists Not Welcome: Protest the Israeli Ambassador at Columbia / Lerner Hall, Columbia University (114th and Broadway)

-February 18th  from  6:30pm to 9pm / Self-Defense class/bystander training     /  Center for Anti Violence at PPA

-Saturday, February 18 at 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM /  International Women’s Strike NYC planning meeting / Verso, 20 Jay Street, Dumbo, 10th floor .

(International Women’s Strike is planned for March 8.)

-Jan 29:The Bronx Is Not for Sale/ 1pm / Mothers on the Move, 928 Intervale Ave, Bronx

-Sat, Mar 11, 12pm: –Sat march 11, 2017: International Working Women’s Day / Herald Square / FB Event.

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-Sun Jan 29, 2017: Queen Defense Committee: 6-8pm. See FB Event for info.

-Sat Jan 15, 2017: PPA Self-Defense Training: 3pm Solidarity Center

–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.

-Fri Jan 20:  Make it Ungovernable! Protest the Presidential Inauguration / Workers World Party, many groups / 7am / Washington, D.C

-Fri Jan 20: Black, Brown & Indigenous Mobilize Against White Nationalism #J20 / Why Accountability /  11am / Harriet Tubman Memorial 235 St. Nicholas Ave

–Plan Now for J20 protests:

-GOING TO DC: There will be a bus going down that you can pay for on sliding scale $20-40 (plus fundraisers – New Years fundraiser). Before J20, there will be a meeting for those planning to go by J20 to talk in more detail about transportation, specific plans for the day, and creative ways to bring signage, etc. See also

**If you are thinking you’d like to go to DC, please sign up for bus tickets ASAP – there are a limited number of seats!!!

-NYC ACTIONS: For folks who don’t want or unable to go to DC, Why Accountability has called Black, Brown & Indigenous Mobilize Against White Nationalism #J20 to protest during the day on J20. NO SCHOOL, NO WORK, NO SHOPPING.

-Sat Jan 21: Justice for Kyam Livingston /  12:30 pm / East 18st and Church Ave. Brooklyn

Jan. 21 Women’s Rally & March in NYC  –11 a.m.   at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (2nd Ave/47th St) and then march to Trump  Plaza to end around  4 p.m

-Saturday, January 7 / Work   session/marshal orientation for NYC J20 action / 12-2 marshal orientation, 2-4 sign makingSolidarity Center 147 W. 24th St, 2nd Floor

-Sunday, January 8, 6-8pm / PPA Queens Defense Committee Meeting / Location TBD

-Monday January 9, 7pm / People’s Monday for Alfred Olango / NYC Shut it Down / 116th and Frederick Douglass Blvd (B/C trains 116th St stop)

-Tuesday, January 8, 7-9pm / Solidarity Dinner and Open Mic (QTPOC centered) at the Dreamhouse / 10-22 Wyckoff Ave / $1-20 donation

Be-In Philadelphia, Rally for Mumia ;  Buses leaving from Newark NJ, $20; Friday Dec. 9, 3pm-9pm

Children of Donbass Write to the World: Press Conference & Rally; Saturday, December 10th, 11am-12pm; Ralph Bunche Park, 42 E 43rd St, New York, New York 10017

Free All Political Prisoners Now!; Saturday, December 10th, 1-2pm; Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, (125th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd)

People’s Monday for Michelle Shirley; Monday, December 12th, 7pm; Organized by NYC Shut It Down; Grand Central Terminal (meet by the clock in the Great Hall)

-Holiday Gifts Bazaar – La Pena Del Bronx; Saturday, December 17th, 12-7pm; Solidarity Center, 147 W. 24th St.

-South Brooklyn Defense Committee Outreach & Activist Fair; Sunday, December 18, 1-3pm; Exact location TBA

-Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880, discussion; LeiLani Dowell from Workers World newspaper; Sunday, December 18th, 2pm; Solidarity Center, 147 W. 24th St.

Justice for Kyam Livingston; Wednesday, December 21, 5:30pm; E18th & Church, Brooklyn

-New Year Eve’s Party; Fundraiser for transportation to J20 action in DC; Workers World Party and PPA; Friday, December 31st, 9pm; Solidarity Center, 147 W. 24th St.

Make it Ungovernable! Protest the Presidential Inauguration; Workers World Party; Friday, January 20, 7am, Washington, D.C.

Black, Brown & Indigenous Mobilize Against White Nationalism #J20; Why Accountability; Friday, January 20, 11am; Harriet Tubman Memorial 235 St. Nicholas Ave

 – – – – Recent past actions – – – – –

-Fri, Nov 18: Transgender Day of Remembrance /

-Sat, Nov 19: March to Keep Ridgewood Livable for All / Ridgewood Tenants Union

-Sat, No 19: Equality for Flatbush Community Meeting

-Sat, Nov 19: A Solidarity Dinner: 2 Years of Struggle Akai! / Justice for Akai Gurley Family

-Sat, Nov 19: Emergency Assembly: Organize Against Trump / Organized by The Base.

-Mon, Nov 21: People’s Monday for Renee Davis / NYC Shut It Down: The Grand Central Crew

-Mon, Nov 21: Justice for Kyam Livingston / Justice for Kyam Livingston Committee

-Wed, Nov 23:  Staying Woke in Trump’s America, PPA Strategic Meeting 2

-Thurs, Nov 24: 47th National Day of Mourning: From Plymouth Rock to Standing Rock / United American Indians of North American / Call 212-633-6646 for more info or to purchase bus ticket

-Fri, Nov 25: Black Friday Tour of Shame / Retail Action Project

-Mon, Nov 28: Rally for Rasmea Odeh / Samidoun

-Fri, Dec 2: Building Together Community Gala / Laundry Workers Center

-Sat, Dec 3: AMERICA WAS NEVER GREAT / Peoples Power Assemblies

-Tues, Dec 6: Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network General Meeting

-Fri, Jan 20, 2017: Make it Ungovernable! Protest the Presidential Inauguration

-Fri, Jan 20, 2017: Black, Brown & Indigenous Mobilize Against White Nationalism #J20

-Monday Nov 7:  Call Out Black on Black Solidarity Day , a historical day begun in 1969 of boycott, not attending school/work, wear all-black clothing, and more. Stay tuned for more details & please share the FB group widely.

-Prior dates deleted-

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