Want to help and in New York City? Come to the next meeting on Thursday, June 22nd, 6-8pm at the Unitarian Church of All Souls, 1157 Lexington Ave. (@80th St.), New York, NY 10075, see map.
Take 4, 5 to 86th St. stop and walk down Lexington to church at 80th St. OR take 6 to 77th St. and walk north to church (bet. 79-80th Sts.).
Live near a town on the march schedule and want to help? Want to help virtually or donate? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and (347) 973-0580.
The March for Justice is an undertaking by the Alliance of Families for Justice–NY (AFJ-NY) to bring attention to human rights abuses in New York State prisons and jails. The March will start in New York City on August 26, 2017, and culminate in a press conference and rally in Albany on Sept. 13, 2017, the anniversary of the 1971 Attica uprising and massacre. Read the March for Justice Executive Summary.
Tentative March Schedule:
Day 1, Sat. August 26: New York City
Day 2, Sun., August 27: Yonkers
Day 3, Mon., August 28: Tarrytown
Day 4, Tues., August 29: Croton-On-Hudson
Day 5, Weds., August 30: Peekskill
Day 6, Thurs., August 31: Garrison
Day 7, Fri., Sept. 1: Beacon
Day 8, Sat., Sept. 2: Wappinger's Fall
Day 9, Sun., Sept. 3: Poughkeepsie
Day 10, Mon., Sept. 4: Esopus
Day 11, Tues., Sept. 5: Port Ewen
Day 12, Weds., Sept. 6: Saugerties
Day 13, Thurs., Sept. 7: Catskill
Day 14, Fri., Sept. 8: Coxsackie
Day 15, Sat., Sept. 9: Coxsackie
Day 16, Sun., Sept. 10: Ravena
Day 17, Mon., Sept. 11: Glenmont
Day 18, Tues., Sept. 12: Glenmont
Day 19, Weds., Sept. 13: Albany
SUPPORTS, EMPOWERS AND MOBILIZES FAMILIES OF INCARCERATED PEOPLE AND PEOPLE WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS TO MARSHAL THEIR VOTING POWER AND ADVOCACY SKILLS TO BRING ABOUT SYSTEMIC CHANGE.
We thrive because of volunteers and donors who are committed to building underserved communities through the power of strong families. Discover your vital place in our community by getting involved today. >
We are dedicated to systemic criminal justice reform by combining
the power of proven civil rights strategies and modern social-impact techniqueS.
Our mission is to:
Support families of incarcerated people
Families are the building block of every community. We help families overcome the financial, social and emotional loss when a loved one is incarcerated and help them prepare for his or her successful re-entry.
Empower them as advocates
Families experience a steep learning curve with many obstacles after losing a loved one to incarceration. Their firsthand experiences motivate and educate them to become their own best advocates for civil rights and criminal justice reform.
help marshal their voting power
The loss of voting rights of the formerly incarcerated remains a significant obstacles to criminal justice reform. Through advocacy and voting power, we can push reform-based legislation that help people return to productive society.
Make a difference
The Alliance of Families for Justice is dedicated to the end of human rights violations inside prisons and jails and building communities and families impacted by the era of mass incarceration.
“The Alliance of Families for Justice is rebuilding and healing communities with strategic love, know-how and dedication. Join us! An empowered community is a healthy community!”
–Soffiyah Elijah, Executive Director