We can Help #CLOSErikers

December 1st,2016 Categories: Latest News
#CLOSErikers is a grassroots effort to transform NYC’s criminal justice system that is being led by directly impacted individuals. Rikers Island is an institution that threatens the health and vitality of our communities, squanders human potential, & misuses scarce taxpayer resources. Faith communities committed to social justice and healing, in particular, play a critical role in our efforts to close these violent and corrupt jails.
There are several ways that The Park can support this important, community-led effort:
Join the Vigil to CLOSErikers
(being led in collaboration with inter-faith leaders from across the city).
Sunday, December 4
3:30 pm – Meeting at Carl Shurz Park, East 86th Street & East End Ave.
4-5 pm Vigil outside of Gracie Mansion, East 88th Street & East End Ave. (Inside the Park)
Distribute this flyer and share this Facebook event about the vigil
Sign-On to the campaign to #CLOSErikers
and formally express your support for this effort (see sign on letter here)
Follow @CLOSErikers on Twitter and Facebook
to stay up to date on what you can do to support!