Want to help and in New York City? Come to the next meeting on Thursday, August 24th, 6-8pm at the National Black Theatre, 2031 5th Avenue (between 125 & 126th), Harlem, NY. Take 2,3,4,5,6 (or a little further, the A,B,C,D) trains to 125th St. stations. Get directions/see map.
Want to help provide meals, marchers, publicity, evening forums, sleeping space and/or more? Please fill out a Commitment Form for Allies:
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PDF version to print at Commitment Form for Allies.
Want to help virtually or donate supplies? Please contact us at email@example.com and (347) 973-0580. (Donate cash on Donate page.)
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
Some towns will change--final route will be posted here soon
* means confirmed:
Day 1, Sat. August 26: Harlem*→Bronx*
National Black Theatre, Harlem, NY. Get flyer.
Day 2, Sun., August 27: Bronx*→Yonkers*
Day 3, Mon., August 28: Yonkers*→White Plains*
Day 4, Tues., August 29: White Plains*→Tarrytown*
Day 5, Weds., August 30: Tarrytown*→Ossining*
Day 6, Thurs., August 31: Ossining*→Peekskill*
Day 7, Fri., Sept. 1: Peekskill*→Cold Spring
Day 8, Sat., Sept. 2: Cold Springs→Newburgh*
Day 9, Sun., Sept. 3: Newburgh*→Poughkeepsie*
Day 10, Mon., Sept. 4: Poughkeepsie*→New Paltz
Day 11, Tues., Sept. 5: New Paltz→Kingston*
Day 12, Weds., Sept. 6: Kingston*→Saugerties
Day 13, Thurs., Sept. 7: Saugerties→Catskill
Day 14, Fri., Sept. 8: Catskill→Hudson*
Day 15, Sat., Sept. 9: Hudson*→Kinderhook/Stuyvesant
Day 16, Sun., Sept. 10: Kinderhook/Stuyvesant→Castle on Hudson
Day 17, Mon., Sept. 11: Castle on Hudson→ Greenbush/Rensselaer
Day 18, Tues., Sept. 12: Greenbush/Rensselaer→Albany*
Day 19, Weds., Sept. 13: Albany*. Get flyer.
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