One Year After Eric Garner’s Death, ‘Justice for Garner’ Rally to Take Place at the U.S. Federal Courthouse Eastern District Cadman Plaza Saturday, July 18—
For Immediate Release
July 13, 2015
Contact: Liz Kenigsberg/Dominic Hawkins
One Year After Eric Garner’s Death, ‘Justice for Garner’ Rally to Take Place at the U.S. Federal Courthouse Eastern District Cadman Plaza Saturday, July 18
As the KKK Holds a Pro-Confederate Flag Rally at the South Carolina Statehouse, Rev. Al Sharpton & Coalition to Call for the Renaming of Robert E. Lee Avenue at New York’s Only U.S. Military Base in Brooklyn Named After the Confederate Army General
National Action Network, 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, NYC Communities for Change, Center for Constitutional Rights, Working Families & New York State Nurses Association among rally partners
NEW YORK – One Year since the police chokehold death of Eric Garner, no federal charges have been filed against the officer who killed Mr. Garner in Staten Island and three years after the police shooting of teenager Ramarley Graham in the Bronx, both families have yet to see justice. President and founder of National Action Network (NAN), Reverend Al Sharpton and his coalition will rally and take a petition to the United States Justice Department to demand expedited federal investigations in Garner and Graham’s killings and call for justice system reform and police accountability.
The rally will also call for the immediate renaming of Robert E. Lee Avenue, a street named in honor of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Fort Hamilton, which is New York’s only United States military base. It will be held in solidarity and remembrance of the lives lost in Charleston, South Carolina, and in protest of the Ku Klux Klan pro-Confederate flag rally at the South Carolina Statehouse taking place at the same time.
The Family of police-chokehold victim Eric Garner, including Gwen Carr, his mother, his children and wife Esaw Garner; the mothers of national police-killing cases Sybrina Fulton (Trayvon Martin), Lesley McFadden (Michael Brown), Valerie Bell (Sean Bell), Constance Malcolm (Ramarley Graham) and more
The Justice for Eric Garner Rally Organizers: National Action Network (NAN), 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, NYC Communities for Change, Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), Working Families (WF) & New York State Nurses Association
Saturday, July 18, 2015 – 12:30 p.m.
WHAT: Rally at the U.S. Federal Courthouse Eastern District Cadman Plaza
225 Cadman Plaza at Tillary Street
Other Eric Garner Week Events:
Friday, July 17, 2015
House of the Lord Church
401 Atlantic Avenue
The Mothers and families of police killing victims Gwen Carr, Leslie McFadden, Sybrina Fulton and others
Vigil for Eric Garner hosted by the family of Eric Garner
Caanan Baptist Church of Christ
116th and Lenox – Harlem, NY