December 12 Action for Justice in NYC Jails

When: Saturday December 12th, 12pm - 2pm
Where: Starting at 98th Street & 2nd Avenue. Ending at Gracie Mansion (88th Street and East End Avenue)
Directions: 6 or Q train to 96th Street. The 96th Street stop on the Q train is an accessible station.

Both inside and outside of New York City's jails, Covid-19 is disproportionately harming Black and brown communities. While the City braces for a second wave of Covid-19, the number of people in City jails has been steadily climbing. People in the jails, their loved ones, and advocates have sounded the alarm, but received no response. After initially working with District Attorneys and judges to encourage releases, the Mayor has been silent as the number of people held in City jails has increased from 3,800 in the spring to over 4,700 now, with some housing units over 90% full.

In recognition of Human Rights Week, join us to honor the people who have died on Rikers and who are suffering there now, and demand that the City address the worsening human rights crisis in City jails. We'll call on the Mayor to stop letting the jails fill up & support people coming home, to protect incarcerated people, and to start closing Rikers now.

We’ll be providing masks (please bring your own if you can) and practicing social distancing. We also plan to livestream on Facebook for people who cannot come in person.
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