Bring your kids to learn their RIGHTS against police on Saturday, March 16, 2013

2:00pm until 6:00pm in EST

  • Last night, a vigil march for 16-year-old Kimani Gray, who was fatally shot by NYPD officers on Saturday, turned into a riot in the area surrounding the 67th Precinct station house. The residual anger that lies in this community must be addressed in a constructive manner for us to move forward positively. We need to use this opportunity to speak with our young people and hopefully turn them in the right direction.
     
    Even more than before, I hope you will join my youth group, Students Taking Action Today (S.T.A.T.), in attending our Youth Empowerment Seminar: Let’s Be Real!, taking place on Saturday, March 16th from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the Tilden Educational Campus, located at 5800 Tilden Avenue.

    Our young people have organized workshops for youth ages 14 and up discussing gang violence, ‘know your rights’ training and police interactions, as well as sex and domestic violence, with speakers that have expertise and the ability to reach our youth. The seminar will also feature singing, rap and spoken word performances, as well as refreshments and raffles; an after party will also follow.

    My thanks to our other co-sponsors, including the 67th Precinct Clergy Council, Kings County District Attorney’s Office, TOP Development Corporation, East Flatbush Village, Inc., Girls Educational and Mentoring Services, S.A.B.R.I.N.A.’s House, Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Changes (G.M.A.C.C.), Empress Poetry and 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care.

    Every young person that attends the workshops and participates in the event will receive a certificate of completion. For more information, please reach out to Monique Waterman, my director of community outreach, either by calling our district office at (718) 629-2900 or by e-mailing mwaterman@council.nyc.gov.

    Please spread the word so our young people can attend and help us make a difference in this community.

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