Attica is All of Us

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Attica uprising, AFJ (Alliance of Families for Justice) and the National Lawyer Guild NYC will be cohosting two evenings of panel discussions about the uprising and its aftermath. Both will be live streamed, and broadcast on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network channel.

*Attica THEN: September 9, 6:00 – 8:30 PM*
The first event, which will take place on September 9th, marking the start of the uprising, will focus on the history of the uprising.

*Attica NOW: September 13, 6:00 – 8:30 PM*
The second event will take place on the evening of September 13th, which marks the anniversary of the bloody massacre by NY state troopers of hostages and incarcerated men in Attica. This event will focus on what Attica means today, and Danny Glover will be the keynote speaker. Please register using the link above for these powerful conversations!

For more information about the event or joining The Coalition , email [email protected]

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Welcome, Khalil Bey!

We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Khalil Bey as our Assistant Central New York Coordinator. Khalil will work out of the Ithaca Office with our Central New York Coordinator Phoebe Brown. Phoebe is already doing amazing things in Ithaca; the two of them together are sure to be a force to be reckoned with.

*About Khalil Bey:*
Abdullah Khalil Bey, a native Ithacan, was raised in the big cities of Philadelphia and Baltimore. After many years of life’s adventures and misadventures, from Prison to Paris, France, Khalil returned home to Ithaca as an advocate of the disenfranchised through his efforts as artist, author, actor, social activist, and mentor to formerly incarcerated community members. Khalil is well-known and well-sought out in Ithaca.

Over the past 20 years “outside the box,” Khalil has lent his energy, talents and support to others working to expand opportunities for young people—many growing up without two parents, often in poverty. In 2015 many of Khalil’s friends cheered his performance (with co-star Phoebe Brown) in a play he wrote and directed. Since then, Khalil has engaged in performances at the Hangar, GIAC and Kitchen Theater. If asked what Khalil plans to do next, he’ll probably say “Another play, another painting, whatever is artistic, colorful, and helpful towards a community member on the ropes.”