Monday, February 4, 2019
Remembering Amadou Diallo
Grand Central Terminal
89 E. 42nd St.
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Join activist group NYC Shut It Down on the 4th anniversary of #PeoplesMonday, a weekly demonstration honoring Black and Brown victims of police violence and raising awareness of their stories. This Monday also marks the 20th anniversary of the murder of Amadou Diallo, an unarmed man living in the Bronx who was shot at 41 times by the NYPD. The four officers who killed him were indicted for second-degree murder and reckless endangerment, but acquitted of all charges by a jury in Albany.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
"Arrest Trump" State of the Union Protest
Trump Tower New York
725 5th Avenue
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Join activist group Rise and Resist outside Trump Tower to protest Trump's State of the Union address. Organizers will bring an ARREST TRUMP banner as well as posters that highlight Trump's crimes.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Call Your Senators
Call your senators at least once a week! As Indivisible co-founder Leah Greenberg tweeted recently, "Former Congressional staffer here. I sometimes hear from people who say they don't see the point of calling their Senators anymore -- either because they're reliable Democrats or they're consistently Trump-appeasing Republicans. Here's why that's wrong."
Here are the rest of her tweets in document form. Feel free to share this with anyone who has never called, has given up on calling, or could call more often.
Here are the New York City office numbers for Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. Click the links for other office numbers.
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Cop and ICE Watch Training
Jewish Center of Jackson Heights
37-06 77th Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cop Watch is a completely legal practice of documenting police activity. At this training, you will learn how to effectively Cop Watch and safely navigate through tense situations like an encounter with police while assisting your community in the process. In addition to Cop Watch, this training will feature the nuts and bolts of conducting Migra/ICE Watch -- which is a form of Cop Watching that can be used when community members are targeted by immigration law enforcement. Click here to RSVP.
Friday, February 8, 2019
Update Your Calendar
(1) Valentines for Congress
We'll have a Valentine-writing event directed at our members of Congress this weekend. Details on day, time, and location will come in a follow-up email.
(2) Valentine's Day Party and Monthly Meeting
Indivisible Upper East Side's next meeting will be on Thursday, Feb. 14, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of All Souls on 80th and Lex. Holiday treats will be served!
This is Indivisible Upper East Side's 100th consecutive weekly action newsletter! Thanks for reading and -- more importantly -- taking action. Written by Wendy Brandes, executive committee, Indivisible Upper East Side
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