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Know Your Responsibilities!

We recently all saw the tragic killing of Eric Garner by the NYPD. The only reason Eric Garner is a name we know is because of the phone video of his unjust and unnecessary death. The Campaign for Police Accountability has produced a flyer to help us understand our rights, tactics and responsibilities when we witness an arrest or police action. If there were ever any doubt about the importance of cop-watching or developing a culture of cop-watching, these events demonstrate in stark terms why we need to turn our eyes and cameras on these situations. Please download the flyer, and get involved in the campaign.

Apply today! The JFREJ Youth Brigade needs you!

Jews for Racial & Economic Justice is proud to be launching our Youth Brigade, a program to engage Jewish high school students age 13 - 18 to work towards JFREJ's ongoing mission of speaking truth to power and pursuing racial and economic justice right here at home.

The Grace Paley Organizing Fellowship has returned for another fabulous and powerful year!

Protect All Resident's Civil Rights: An Action Response to NYPD Raids on UWS Homeless Shelters

On May 23rd, police raided a homeless shelter on the Upper West Side at 4 a.m., arresting anyone with an outstanding warrant. When challenged on this use of police force by advocates for the homeless, Capt. Marlon Larin defended the strategy and asserted that it would continue, despite remarks from Police Commissioner William Bratton expressing his disapproval.

On June 18th, JFREJ protested in solidarity with Picture the Homeless, and other individuals and groups involved in Communities United for Police Reform. This community pressure worked! The NYPD has agreed to stop future raids on homeless shelters.

Below, JFREJ member Neil Friedman shares his experience of the protest.

Jewish Groups Urge National September 11 Museum: Don't Fuel Anti-Muslim Sentiment

The Jews Against Islamophobia Coalition deplores the refusal of the National September 11 Memorial Museum to edit its video, “The Rise of Al Qaeda,” to address the concerns expressed by its multi-faith advisory council, leading American Muslim and Arab American organizations, and community leaders.  

Join JFREJ For May Day!

Join Jews for Racial & Economic Justice Thursday May 1st for the annual May Day march for worker justice and immigrant justice.

A Far Cry from Justice

The Williamsburg Shomrim 5, Taj Patterson & Our Call to Speak Out Against Racism, Homophobia and Hate

On Wednesday, five members of the Orthodox security patrol (the Williamsburg Shomrim) were charged with gang assault for the brutal beating of Taj Patterson, a 22-year-old black gay student. This is potentially a step forward, toward accountability. However, it is a far cry from real justice.

JFREJ Purimshpiel 2014 -- A Festival in 3 Parts!

The Aftselokhes Spectacle Committee, Jews For Racial &
Economic Justice, and The Workmen's Circle present:

Purim 2014! 3 Events! 3 Days!



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