Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Organizing Meeting for Justice Radazz Hearns 9/2 Trenton

To: Lukata Mjumbe <umioorganizer@gmail.com>
Subject: UMIO Radazz Hearns Task Force Leadership / Organization Strategy Meeting
Date: Sep 1, 2015 7:38 PM
As a leader of a faith organization, community organization or community constituency in Trenton and/or Mercer County, you are invited to a sit-down strategy meeting being organized by the United Mercer Interfaith Organization (UMIO) Radazz Hearns Task Force.

The meeting will be convened tomorrow, September 2nd at 6:30pm at Shiloh Baptist Church located at  340 Reverend S. Howard Woodson, Jr. Way in Trenton, NJ. The purpose of the meeting is to create the space for the broader community to strategically discuss the next steps in the continuing struggle for independence, transparency and impartiality in the investigation of the police shooting of 14 year old Radazz Hearns.
The meeting will include three parts:
1) A brief update on what has happened since the last Community Meeting held at Shiloh Baptist held on August 13th. The attorney for the family has been invited.
2) A facilitated discussion on the organization of a unified community response to the violation, demonization and character assassination of a juvenile as represented in the recent coverage in the Trentonian Newspaper in particular. Please review the links below:
3) A facilitated discussion to assess leadership interest in mobilizing for action on Wednesday, September 9th at the Newark office of U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman at the Rodino Federal Building, 970 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey in coordination with other local and statewide organizations at a "Rally To Demand Justice." The purpose of the rally will be to call upon the US Attorney to take over four recent police shooting cases and to challenge the existing protocols for investigating police shootings in NJ. We will focus on the coordination of a mobilization from Trenton and the surrounding communities. Leaders from several organizations from around the state will either be in attendance or will call-in.
Please feel free to forward this e-mail to other local leaders that can speak on behalf of organizations and defined constituencies. Also, please reply back to me to confirm if you will attend. Thank you!
Reverend Lukata Mjumbe
UMIO Co-Chair

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