Ms. Ivey (82) and Journey (105) welcome each other to the March
Elders on the March!
INFO ABOUT RECENT March
The March for Justice was 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 began in New York City on August 26, 2017, and culminated 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.
Next steps: In 2018 we will hold a series of regional conferences across New York State in furtherance of this work. Join us and get involved. Please send us a message indicating your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Exact location To Be Determined
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 Spring→Newburgh
Day 9, Sun., Sept. 3: Newburgh→Poughkeepsie. Get flyer.
Day 10, Mon., Sept. 4: Poughkeepsie→New Paltz. Get flyer.
Day 11, Tues., Sept. 5: New Paltz→Kingston. Get flyer.
Day 12, Weds., Sept. 6: Kingston→Saugerties. Get flyer.
Day 13, Thurs., Sept. 7: Saugerties→Catskill
Day 14, Fri., Sept. 8: Catskill→Hudson
Day 15, Sat., Sept. 9: Hudson→Valatie
Day 16, Sun., Sept. 10: Valatie→Old Chatham
Day 17, Mon., Sept. 11: Old Chatham→ Castleton. Get flyer.
Day 18, Tues., Sept. 12: Castleton→Albany
Day 19, Weds., Sept. 13: Albany. Get flyer.
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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, EMPOWER AND MOBILIZE FAMILIES OF INCARCERATED PEOPLE AND PEOPLE WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS TO MARSHAL THEIR VOTING POWER AND ADVOCACY SKILLS TO BRING ABOUT SYSTEMIC CHANGE.
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