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UPDATE: Mollie Brown, Mother of Renata Hill of the New Jersey 4, Speaking on Behalf of the NJ4 at Bluestockings, Lower East Side, Manhattan, November 17, 7 p.m.

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Update:  According to an e-mail from Mollie Brown which I received this morning, this event/action went will and was videotaped.  Of Mollie’s participation, this was written in the notes she sent to me:

[Mollie] spoke out in outrage at the severity of her daughters charges, on the judges biased statements, related the painful experiences of being mistreated and rarely feeling safe.   There was an excellent discussion of what safe space is, visions of what it can be, and capital-state threats to it. 

I will keep everyone updated as to when and where the video of the event might be shown or how to obtain it. — Heart

Mollie Brown, mother of Renata Hill of the New Jersey 4, will be speaking in support of her daughter and the other members of the New Jersey 4 on Saturday, November 17, at 7 p.m. at Bluestockings bookstore. She invites everyone to join her and the other speakers and she hopes that everyone who hears about this event will spread the word about it.
 
Bluestockings is a radical bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.  Telephone: (212) 777-6028
 
Date:  Saturday, November 17th @ 7PM  $5 donation suggested but you will not be turned away from any event at Bluestockings for having empty pockets.

Discussion: Criminalization of Queer Youth of Color
Let’s have a cross movement dialog regarding race, gender, media and the law. As highlighted by the arrest and incarceration of a group of four young lesbian women of color from New Jersey (the Jersey 4), the legal system has a heavy bias with respect to our treatment, our safety, our freedom. Please join us.

Directions:  Bluestockings is located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan at 172 Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington – which means that we are 1 block south of Houston and 1st Avenue.
 
By train: We are 1 block south of the F train’s 2nd Avenue stop and just 5 blocks from the JMZ-line’s Essex / Delancey Street stop.
 
By car: If you take the Houston exit off of the FDR, then turn left onto Essex (aka Avenue A), then right on Rivington, and finally right on Allen, you will be very, very close.

 Thanks to Nicole, once again, for the heads up.

 Heart

Discussion

3 thoughts on “UPDATE: Mollie Brown, Mother of Renata Hill of the New Jersey 4, Speaking on Behalf of the NJ4 at Bluestockings, Lower East Side, Manhattan, November 17, 7 p.m.

  1. Can you direct me to a post where the 7 became the 4? Is it because only 4 womyn are being prosecuted now?

    Thanks.

    Posted by Daña | November 11, 2007, 4:25 am
  2. Hi, Dana.

    Seven women were originally involved, but it’s my understanding that three of them pleaded out and served six months in jail. (I don’t know what “pleaded out” means.) The other four were put on trial and convicted (after spending a year in jail before and during the trial). You can get more information here:

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/justice4newark4/message/48

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/justice4newark4/message/53

    Posted by Nicole | November 20, 2007, 7:29 am
  3. thanks–

    Posted by Daña | November 21, 2007, 3:26 pm

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