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In the wake of Eric Garners tragic death at the hands of the NYPD, the community has responded

relentlessly with mass demonstrations. For a list of direct actions endorsed by Housing Works as
an endorsing organization of a citywide coalition against police violence, visit, and see the events listed below.
Housing Works is also organizing a demonstration with the Audre Lorde Project that will
take place next week on Wednesday, December 17, to renew the call for transgender
rights in the face of police violence. If youre interested in helping to organize the event,
contact us at
Over the next month, there will also be plenty of opportunities to advocate to end discriminatory
and violent policing, the AIDS Epidemic, and the record homeless crisis in New York City. A
list of calls-to-action appears below.


Millions March Against Police Brutality
Saturday, December 13, 1:30PM, March and Demonstration beginning at 57 Astor Place
This Saturday, advocates will join the "Millions March Against Police Brutality." The
Housing Works contingency will merge with our allies at Good Ole Lower East Side at the
Astor Place Cube (57 Astor Place off 4th Avenue) to convene with the Millions March.
Contact for more information.

#ICANTBREATHE March, Protest for the Citizens of White Plains

111 MLK Drive, White Plains, NY
Saturday, December 13, 7:00PM

Free Ourselves Community Vigil, Vigil &Speak-Out at Washington Square Park

Monday, December 15, 6:00PM-9:00PM
Join allies in the LGBT community and communities of color to shed light on and demand
justice for our people who remain unnamed and brutalized by racist, sexist, homophobic,
and transphobic police. As we continue naming the violence that our communities face at
the hands of law enforcement across the country, we must continue to lift up and name
the Women, both Cis and Trans, Gender Non-Conforming, Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual
Black People and People of Color who have been lost to police violence, and who are
survivors of police brutality. Contact for more information.

Harlem March for Justice

Thursday, December 18, 6:30PM-8:30PM
March for justice through the streets of Harlem with VOCAL-NY. The action is also
being anchored by Community Voices Heard. Contact for more


End the Epidemic Info-session
Explaining the Blueprint to End the AIDS Epidemic in NY State by 2020
Tentative: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
After the World AIDS Day event at the Apollo, advocates will create ongoing
informational and educational opportunities for coalition members, health and
human service providers, elected government officials and their staff, and people living
with and at risk for HIV throughout NY State. Well answer the question: What
does it mean to end the AIDS Epidemic by 2020? Contact to RSVP or for more information.


HOPE 2015The NYC Street Survey
Annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate
Monday, January 26, 2015
On Monday, January 26, 2015, advocates will join the NYC Department of Homeless
Services to conduct its annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE). We
need thousands of volunteers to canvass parks, subways, and other public spaces to
estimate the number of people living unsheltered in the city. Just one night of your
time will help us collect vital information for outreach teams to help homeless people
leave the streets for a better life. Contact for more