The People’s Power Assemblies of New York City announced the opening session of the People’s Tribunal on Police Violence and Structural Racism April 2 at the National Black Theatre in Harlem.

Over the coming months, at community hearings throughout the region, the tribunal will hear testimony from the victims of police violence, raising and amplifying the voices of those most affected. Testimony will cover the full range of police offenses, from everyday harassment to summary executions, and will include the insights of activists and community groups.

The event will serve as an introduction to the tribunal and as a call to groups and individuals to help organize hearings. The event will open with brief remarks from Larry Hales, activist, People’s Power Assemblies. Partricipants include Jonathan McCrory, director of programming at the National Black Theatre; youth activist Kamal Muhammad; Prince Akeem, Shut It Down NYC, organizer of weekly protests at Grand Central; Monica Moorehead, managing editor of the Workers World newspaper, co-coordinator of the International Working Women’s Coalition; and family members of those lost to police violence.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the event will begin at 6 p.m.

Additional information can be found at peoplestribunal.info and facebook.com/peoplestribunal.