#CutShutInvest Scissors

Previous Next The #CutShutInvest scissors are large-scale cardboard placards that double as posters and as a toolkit for the creation of agitprop to be used in demonstrations. The placard features the pieces of a giant pair of scissors laid out flat, like a schematic, which community members cut out and assemble. This is a social […]

Statement on the New York State Assembly Passing Kalief’s Law

Posted on March 20, 2018 Statement from gabriel sayegh, Co-Founder & Co-Director, Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice on the New York State Assembly Passing Kalief’s Law “It’s clear that New York’s pretrial justice system is broken. Kalief’s Law, passed yesterday by the Assembly, is a huge step toward fixing the problem. It will address […]

Katal Newsletter – October 12, 2017

In this issue: Rallying for the Right to Know Act Justice not Harm in Hartford Supporting Children and Families Separated by Incarceration rallying for the right to know act This week, Katal members and staff rallied at City Hall in support of the Right to Know Act — a municipal legislative package would improve transparency […]

LOBBY DAY AND PRESS CONFERENCE TO DEMAND PASSAGE OF SPEEDY TRIAL REFORM

Posted on June 05, 2017 **RELEASE FOR MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017** KERRY KENNEDY AND ADVOCATES HOST LOBBY DAY AND PRESS CONFERENCE TO DEMAND PASSAGE OF SPEEDY TRIAL REFORM STALLING OF BILL LEAVES THOUSANDS OF NEW YORKERS WITHOUT A RIGHT TO A SPEEDY TRIAL SENATE AND GOVERNOR CUOMO MUST ACT AND PASS S-1998A TO IMPROVE THE […]

Kalief Browder’s brother pushes speedy trial reform in Albany

Posted on March 27, 2017 TimesUnion Akeem Browder watched his brother go to 38 court appearances over a three-year period. As a 16-year-old, Kalief Browder was arrested in New York City for allegedly stealing a backpack. He was sent to Rikers Island, where he remained for three years — two of them in solitary confinement […]

Akeem Browder Joins Criminal Justice Reform Advocates to Lobby Albany to Pass “Kalief’s Law”

Posted on March 26, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2017 Contact: Thomas Meara | Email: tmeara@kivvit.com | Phone: (718) 309-3506 Without Speedy Trial Reform, People Will Continue Being Unnecessarily Detained Pre-Trial for Intolerably Long Periods ALBANY, NY – On March 27, 2017 Akeem Browder is joining advocacy groups and community members in Albany to push lawmakers to reform […]