Thursday, September 13, 2007

Rally for the Jenna 6


There will be a rally at The Village Church, 211 N. 11th Ave, Nashville TN. at 6:30pm on Thursday September the 13th to inform people further about the Jena situation and to raise money for the trip. A coalition of factions organized under The Citizens Against The Criminalization of People of Color are working to plan and finance a mass contingent bus trip to be in Jena Louisiana for the Rally on September 20th, Mychael Bell’s sentencing day.



from Blackperspective.net:

Here’s the info on how to join the pilgrimage to Jena:

NASHVILLE: IT’S TIME TO STAND UP!!!

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

What is happening to the “The Jena 6” is an extreme case, but the criminal justice system has long targeted People of Color. The facts speak for themselves:
775,000 African American Men are in Federal & State Prisons
600,000 are in Colleges and Universities
25% more African American males are in jail than in college.

GET ON THE BUS AND SUPPORT ‘THE JENA 6”!!

September 19, 2007
5:00 pm Rally in Support of the Riders leaving for Jena, LA.
6:00 pm Buses will leave on September 19, 2007, from the Gentry Center on TSU’s campus.
8:00 am Rally and March in Jena, Louisiana
2:00 pm Leave Jena, LA returning to Nashville

We Have to Support the JENA 6

There will be a rally at The Village Church, 211 N. 11th Ave, Nashville TN. at 6:30pm on Thursday September the 13th to inform people further about the Jena situation and to raise money for the trip.

Money is being raised to make the trip free if possible, or at minimal cost.

To register to go to Jena on September 20th, call ‘Citizens’ at 615-469-5220

To donate money, click the paypal “Donate” button at the top of the page; or if you do not want to donate on line, you can mail in or drop off your donations at Citizens Bank, 2013 Jefferson St, Nashville, TN 37208-2909 - Phone: (615) 327-9787 - Paid to the order of ‘The Jena 6 Fund’.

If you have any problems or questions also call 615-496-5220.

For media request and info, you can call me as NBCC’s PR Director at 615-478-5204.

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