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      “Spotlight on Local Organizing: BLM HV and ENJAN” in Poughkeepsie

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      October 27, 2020

      Tuesday   4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

      Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

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      “Spotlight on Local Organizing: BLM HV and ENJAN”

      Earl Jones and Jeff Schneider of the End the New Jim Crow Action Network!
      (ENJAN) and Rae Leiner of Black Lives Matter Hudson Valley will conclude the On Mattering: Voices from the Movement and Beyond lecture series sponsored by the Africana Studies Program.

      ENJAN, pronounced “engine,” is a group of Hudson Valley residents working locally to end the era of mass incarceration in this country. BLM Hudson Valley is the official chapter of the #BlackLivesMatter network in the Hudson Valley of New York.

      On Mattering: Voices from the Movement and Beyond is a new prison studies-centered speaker series open to all within the Vassar community this Fall 2020, but is also designed as a half credit course for students interested in emerging activist knowledges mobilizing in response to state-sanctioned systems of anti-Black violence, especially police brutality and the killings of unarmed black and brown people in the name of public safety. To this end, On Mattering is lifting up perspectives from those working inside and outside the academy to build local and national grassroots-based accountability strategies to curb blatant and bureaucratic forms of white supremacy, decolonize safety, defund the criminalization of poverty, immigration, black, native, and brown lives, and reimagine protocols of public safety across the U.S. and throughout the world.

      To attend, please RSVP to Jens Astrup ( with the subject heading “On Mattering Registration: [The title of the talk you are attending]” to receive a registration link.

      Categories: Politics & Activism

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