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7.17.2017

7/17/17: Your Weekly Activist Events Roundup

It’s that day of the week again: time to wipe away your post-weekend tears and get to work. The resistance is alive and well, the shameful healthcare bill is almost dead, and we’ve got lots to look forward to, especially in terms of local activism in NYC. Ready to get your hands dirty? See below!

Monday, July 17

Occupy Bay Street, in the powerful memory of Eric GarnerWhat: Join Legacy Garner on the three year anniversary of her father’s death for a day of community service and activity, including games, gardening, giveaways, and more. Use this time to honor Eric Garner’s memory and educate yourself on how to continue working towards justice.

When: 12 PM – 6 PM

Where: Tompkins Park, 202 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY

For more info and updates, click here

Tuesday, July 18

Keep It Up! #KillTheBillWhat: Stand together in resistance against Trumpcare with your fellow New Yorkers to #KillTheBill. This rally, hosted in front of Senator Schumer and Gillibrand’s office, seeks to encourage our representatives and show our support—simply put, we will not keep quiet until this bill is dead. Resist!

When: 5 PM – 6 PM

Where: 780 3rd Avenue, New York, NY, 10017

For more info and updates, click here.

Wednesday, July 19

Lunch At Cuomo’s – Rally for Reproductive RightsWhat: The weekly Wednesday rally at Governor Cuomo’s continues. Join the resistance again this week and every Wednesday until the Senate votes on RHA, by rallying in front of the Governor’s office for a lunch and learn, activist style.

When: 12 PM – 1 PM

Where: 633 3rd Avenue, New York, NY, 10017

For more info and updates, click here.

Friday, July 21

Justice For Kyam LivingstonWhat: On the fourth anniversary of the death of Kyam Livingston, join the community in fighting for her justice.

When: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: Church Avenue & East 18 Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11226

For more info and updates, click here.

Saturday, July 22

Brooklyn Right to Know Canvas DayWhat: Join the NYC branch of the Democratic Socialists of America in collecting signatures to show Councilman Alan Maisel that we’re serious about our urgency in passing the Right to Know Act. If you’re serious about police reform for the city of New York, don’t miss this.

When: 11 AM – 2 PM

Where: 1437 Rockaway Parkway, Brooklyn, NY, 11236

For more info and updates, click here.

Socialism Can Fix The SubwayWhat: Visit Verso Books this Saturday for a screening of an award-winning documentary that details how activists in LA organized a Bus Riders Union to lower prices and demand better service. Discussion to follow.

When: 7 PM – 10 PM

Where: Verso Books, 20 Jay Street, Suite 1010, Brooklyn, NY, 11201

For more info and updates, click here.

Featured image via The Guardian

Stay tuned to Milk for more on how to join the resistance. 

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