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Teaneck & Jersey City, New Jersey
Sunday, March 24th, 2013 at 8:00pm
On Sunday March 24th, 2013 (from 8:30PM-1AM, @ Club Pyramid, 101 Ave A, NY, NY) the longest weekly running open-mic in the history of New York City opens its doors to the Justice for Kenny Coalition to host a fundraiser/showcase.
Featuring a heavy hitting line up of Hip-Hop artists that are not only accomplished musically but who have shown a commitment to forwarding social justice movements globally. In addition to amazing performances the powerful documentary short "Forced Trajectory: The Story of Jennifer Gonzalez" produced by ACD Media will be shown.
Join us as the legendary End Of The Weak and the Justice For Kenny Coalition come together to bring you an evening of thought provoking Hip-Hop raising funds to support the rally/march being held on Saturday April 13t in Suffolk County, LI for Kenny Lazo and all victims of police brutality.
Open Mic Sign up: 7:30pm
Feature performances by
About the police murder of Kenny Lazo & the Justice for Kenny Coalition:
Kenn Lazo was beaten to death with flashlights by 5 Suffolk County Police officers on April 12th, 2008.
The officers involved had 7 prior complaints filed against them for excessive use of force with blunt objects.
Kenny's family was never given a reason as to why he was arrested or beaten. The Coroner's Office deemed his death homicide, but the authorities refused to indict the officers. To this day, they are still patrolling the streets.
Kenny left behind his young son, Kenny, Jr., who is now 10, and his son's mother, Jennifer Gonzalez.
The Justice for Kenny Coalition was formed in April of 2010, marking the 2nd year anniversary of Kenny’s death. Our members stem from all sorts of backgrounds including family and friends of Kenny, community organizers, educators, and artists, nationwide and internationally. Our mission is to spread the story of Kenny Lazo in whatever way we can, engage people to talk and think critically about Police Brutality and its link to racism, and empower the Long Island community to stand up for their civil rights rather than sit idly by as they are stripped away day by day, neighbor by neighbor.
Since our inception, Kenny Lazo’s name and story have been echoed through countless chants at protests all over the nation, through the lyrics of hip hop songs internationally, through the brush strokes of passionate visual artists, through the search engines of the interweb, and into the eyes, ears, and spirits of people young and old who are thirsting to know the truth about justice and the police.
For more information please visit: http://justiceforkenny.wordpress.com/
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