The New York Civil Liberties Union and City Council member Letitia James will host a two-part community forum at a Fort Greene church tomorrow evening to tackle two issues of great relevance to area residents: housing and the police.
Political leaders, activists, lawyers, and community members will discuss what to do when stopped or arrested by the police, how to handle landlord-tenant disputes, and how these issues are affecting Brooklyn residents now. Participants will also call on the City Council to pass the Charge or Release bill, which will ensure that individuals arrested in New York City are arraigned within 24 hours of arrest.
WHAT: Know Your Rights: A 2-Part Community Meeting
Part 1: The Police & Your Rights
Part 2: Your Rights Under Housing Law
WHO: New York Civil Liberties Union
City Council Member Letitia James
Grand Council of Guardians
100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care
Legal Aid Society
WHEN: Thursday, January 19th, 6.30pm
WHERE: Church of the Open Door, 201 Gold Street, Fort Greene, Brooklyn