Saturday, June 6, 2009

Two Lesbian Women Beat Down by NYPD

Important News That's Been Circulating...Especially on Facebook:

No Justice No Peace!! Protest the NYPD's 77th Precinct's Racist and Homophobic Attacks Against Lesbians of Color

On Saturday May 16, 2009 two Lesbians of Color were brutally attacked outside of the Ife Lounge in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. After being beaten by several officers yelling sexist and homophobic slurs they were arrested. Join the S.O.S. (Safe OUTside the System) Collective and GLOBE (A group to Support and Empower the LGBT community of Bushwick) to show the 77th Precinct that our community will not allow racist and homophobic cops to brutalize and harrass our parties and our communities. The S.O.S. Collective is a program of the Audre Lorde Project. GLOBE is a program of Make the Road NY.

Current Endorsers:

CAAAV, Nodutol, Casa Atabex Ache, Girls for Gender Equity, Immigrant Justice Solidarity Project, INCITE, New Yorkers for Safe Transit, Right Rides, SWOP-NYC (Sex Workers Outreach Project - NYC), SWANK (Sex Workers Action New York) The Justice Committee,The Malcolm x Grassroots Movement, and The Sylvia Rivera Law Project.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact either Ejeris Dixon or Karina Claudio If your organizations is interested in endorsing please contact Ejeris

About the S.O.S. Collective and the Audre Lorde Project
The S.O.S. Collective works to challenge hate and police violence that affects LGBTSTGNC people of color in Central Brooklyn. We are guided by the belief that strategies that increase the police presence within our communities do not create safety. Therefore we believe in fighting the root causes of violence by building stronger relationships within our communities to prevent, intervene, and hold attackers accountable outside of the system.

The Audre Lorde Project is a community organizing center of LGBTSTGNC people of color. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.

About GLOBE and Make the Road New York.
GLOBE is a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and queer people primarily from communities of color in Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, Brownsville and other parts of central and north Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower our communities through organizing and education. Our membership is intergenerational, ranging from age 14-50+. Globe is one of the few New York City groups founded by, led and constituted by low-income LGBTQ people of color organizing around public policy issues that have impact at the city-wide, state-wide and national level. Globe is a project of Make the Road New York.

With over 5900 members, and offices in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, Make the Road New York (MRNY) is the largest membership-based immigrant organization in New York City. Make the Road New York promotes economic justice, equity and opportunity for all New Yorkers through community and electoral organizing, strategic policy advocacy, leadership development, youth and adult education, and high quality legal and support services.
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