Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Justice for Rashawn: SATURDAY

Rashawn Brazell Memorial March - April 15, 2006
From Nostrand Avenue Station stop (at Fulton and Nostrand)
To the 79th Precinct (263 Tompkins Avenue Brooklyn)

When the NYPD investigated the murders of Immette St. Guillen and Nicole DuFresne, they left no stone unturned. Each case was afforded an appropriate amount of resources from the department. Desire Brazell has one simple question: Why should the investigation of her son's murder be treated any differently?

On Saturday, April 15, Desire will demand an answer from the NYPD's 79th precinct.

The Rashawn Brazell Memorial March will begin at the Nostrand Avenue station stop at 12pm. The procession to the 79th precinct station house will begin at 1pm. There, Mrs. Brazell, along with invited guests, will demand that the police devote the maximum amount of resources available to the year-old investigation her son's murder.

Scheduled Speakers:
Eric Adams, 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care
Letitia James, Council Member – District 35
Hameed (Herukhuti) S. Williams, Ph.D., M.Ed.

and later that night...


April 15th marks what would have been Rashawn's 21st birthday. Join us as we gather to celebrate his life and his legacy. Restless Produxns will host one of their legendary "Sweet Sessions" fundraisers to benefit the Rashawn Brazell Memorial Fund.

We would love it if you came out.

Venue: Nightingales (2nd Avenue at 13th Street)

Time: 9pm-2am

While the cover is a mere $5, attendees are encouraged to give as generously as they can. All proceeds will support the college education of NYC high school student committed to the fight against racism, sexism and homophobia.

Note: This is a 21+ event. Please bring proper identification.

For more information about the party, follow this link.


Anonymous Mama JunkYard said...

Can't make it over to NY but I shall be there in spirit for both these events and I shall say an exrta prayer for Rashwan, his family and for all those who are affected by racism, sexism and homophobia.

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