National Action Network’s Tamika D. Mallory & NAACP’s Marvin Bing to Lead Community Walk Through Harlem Thursday to Raise Awareness about Stop & Frisk—
NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK’S TAMIKA D. MALLORY & NAACP’S MARVIN BING TO LEAD COMMUNITY WALK THROUGH HARLEM THURSDAY TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT STOP & FRISK & RACIAL PROFILING & TO RECRUIT MARCHERS FOR THE SILENT MARCH AGAINST STOP & FRISK THAT IS TAKING PLACE ON FATHER’S DAY—
FOLLOWING THE WALK THROUGH HARLEM, PARTICIPANTS WILL LEAD A PRAYER VIGIL IN THE BRONX WITH THE FAMILY OF RAMARLEY GRAHAM
-Tamika D. Mallory, National Executive Director of National Action Network (NAN)
-Marvin Bing, Jr., Northeast Regional Director for the National NAACP
-Members of the community and activists from partnering organizations.
Walk Kicks-off at NAN headquarters
106 West 145th Street @ Lenox Avenue – Harlem, NY
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Awareness walk against Stop and Frisk in Harlem. The rally will commence at NAN on 145th St. and marchers will proceed to 8th Ave. and then down to 125th with periodic stops for brief rallies and to pass out literature.
Vigil with the family of Ramarley Graham
Starts in front of the Graham house
749 East 229th Street/Cross Street White Plains Road
On Thursday, June 14th, NAN, NAACP and other groups will participate in a walk through Harlem to bring about awareness around the Stop and Frisk policing in New York and to alert the community that a historic march will take place on Father’s Day this Sunday, June 17 against Stop and Frisk policing. NAN, NAACP, 1199-SEIU and a coalition of over 115 organizations are leading a silent march down 5th Avenue to dramatize the demand for an end to stop & frisk policing. The goal is to bring attention to the continued pattern by the NYPD of routinely stopping and searching people of color without probable cause- especially young Black and Latino men. Under Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s policy, hundreds of thousands of innocent people are stopped, interrogated and humiliated by the NYPD each year simply for walking down the street. The police employ racial profiling on a daily basis, and the large majority of those stopped are black or Latino. More information is available at www.silentmarchnyc.org