"Seder in the Streets," New York City, March 20, 2013

Seder in the Streets
March 20, 2013, New York City

It's time for Seder in the Streets - a raucous action connecting the Exodus from Egypt to the struggle for justice against discriminatory policing. Through protest and performance, JFREJ will connect the celebration of Passover to our campaign for real police accountability.

Seder in the Streets!
Wednesday, March 20 fr/ 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Foley Square (between Lafayette, Worth, and Centre Street)

Full Schedule
4:30pm - 5pm (when the court ends for the day) - Ritual handwashing of the injustice of Stop & Frisk on the stairs of the Federal Courthouse, followed by a processional to Foley Square.

5:00pm - 6:00pm - At Foley Square - Part the red sea of discriminatory policing! Try your hand at the four questions of police accountability! Build your own Hagaddah to bring back to your seder! Walking tours through the maggid every 15 minutes!

6:00pm - 7:00pm - Live music from the Rude Mechanical Orchestra, songs from the youth of the Workmen's Circle school, and the ten plagues of discriminatory policing on our New York communities!

The Center for Constitutional Rights lawsuit -- Floyd v. City of New York -- is putting NYPD Stop & Frisk on trial starting March 18th! On Wednesday, March 20th, JFREJ will join with the Arab American Association to pack the courtroom from 9am to 4pm, and follow with a Passover celebration of justice and freedom!

Before Seder in the Streets - Pack the Courts!
Wednesday, March 20 9am-4pm
500 Pearl Street [U.S. District Court Moynihan Bldg.: entrance nr. Worth & Mulberry]

JFREJ is partnering with the Arab American Association of New York to pack the courtroom on the 20th and celebrate Seder in the Streets! Come support our allies in this important judicial case!

Floyd, et al. v. City of New York, et al. is a federal class action lawsuit filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights against the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the City of New York that challenges the NYPD's practices of racial profiling and unconstitutional stop-and frisks. These NYPD practices have led to a dramatic increase in the number of suspicion-less stop-and-frisks per year in the city, with the majority of stops in communities of color.

Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) is a campaign that promotes public safety and policing practices based on cooperation and respect– not discriminatory targeting and harassment. It includes a number of community-based, legal and advocacy organizations such as Justice Committee, Make the Road-NY, New York Civil Liberties Union, and the Urban Justice Center.