March for Justice

Tyler Williams | 7/27/2017, 9:41 a.m.
Aug. 26, the Alliance of Families for Justice will lead a 19-day march to bring to the attention of the ...

Heather Ann Thompson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy,” according to the press release, stated, “I stand with Alliance of Families for Justice and the upcoming March for Justice. Given the horrific human rights violations that are confirmed to be happening right now in facilities such Rikers and Attica, each of us has a moral, ethical and humanitarian responsibility to demand an end to the abuses happening to prisoners.”

According to the AFJ website, a meeting will take place Thursday, July 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the National Black Theatre, 2031 Fifth Ave. (between 125th and 126th streets) in Harlem. Elijah said that this meeting will be a “prep session” for the March for Justice.

“Mass incarceration and mass criminalization are issues that collectively, we can change,” said Elijah in the press release. “That is why throughout the March for Justice, we will be educating people and registering them to vote. Every step counts!”

The tentative schedule and locations for the march, from the AFJ website, are listed below.

Day 1, Saturday, Aug. 26: New York City

Day 2, Sunday, Aug. 27: Yonkers

Day 3, Monday, Aug. 28: Tarrytown

Day 4, Tuesday, Aug. 29: Croton-on-Hudson

Day 5, Wednesday, Aug. 30: Peekskill

Day 6, Thursday, Aug. 31: Garrison

Day 7, Friday, Sept. 1: Beacon

Day 8, Saturday, Sept. 2: Wappingers Falls

Day 9, Sunday, Sept. 3: Poughkeepsie

Day 10, Monday, Sept. 4: Esopus

Day 11, Tuesday, Sept. 5: Port Ewen

Day 12, Wednesday, Sept. 6: Saugerties

Day 13, Thursday, Sept. 7: Catskill

Day 14, Friday, Sept. 8: Coxsackie

Day 15, Saturday, Sept. 9: Coxsackie

Day 16, Sunday, Sept. 10: Ravena

Day 17, Monday, Sept. 11: Glenmont

Day 18, Tuesday, Sept. 12: Glenmont

Day 19, Wednesday, Sept. 13: Albany

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