September 2018 Event Highlights

Wednesday, September 12: Race & Love at Brooklyn Free School: Preparing Kids to Dismantle White Supremacy

Anastasia Higginbotham, Brooklyn Free School parent and author, hosted a discussion and shared "Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness," the newest addition to her children's books series "Ordinary Terrible Things." Childcare was provided.

Monday, September 17: VOCAL-NY Annual Gala

In the past year, VOCAL-NY and its partner organizations launched Court Watch NYC, passed a law to require city shelters to train staff and residents on how to reverse an overdose, and distributed over 110,000 sterile syringes to communities in need in Brooklyn. Folks came out to celebrate these and VOCAL’s many other accomplishments!

Tuesday, September 18 through Tuesday, September 25: Mass Bail Out Volunteer Trainings

The Mass Bail Out is a collaborative effort to free 450 people from Rikers Island in early October. It will be the largest bail out action held to date and a truly historic moment in the fight to end mass incarceration. The action will be powered by more than 200 volunteers, who will receive all the money and information required to bail out two of their fellow New Yorkers. People attended trainings to work the Bail Out. More information can be found here.

Saturday, September 22: Guide to City Government Workshop

Whether you are an organizer determining targets and tactics for a campaign, a concerned citizen looking for the most effective place to seek help or air grievances, or just curious about how things work, this workshop provided a helpful primer or refresher on the basics of engaging with local elected officials. You can find more info here.

Thursday, September 27: Elected Civilian Review Board Press Conference and Hearing

The Campaign for an Elected Civilian Review Board is making real progress to hold the NYPD accountable for violence. This press conference was an opportunity for people to rally at City Hall by participating, holding photos of victims of NYPD violence, or just being there to support the cause. After the press conference, a key City Hall hearing started at 6pm, and testimony was given to the commission. To volunteer or for more info, email