Campaign Meeting Tonight!

THE GUILLERMO MORALES – ASSATA  SHAKUR CENTER’S  2014 FALL CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF WITH TONIGHT’S (7PM) HARLEM MEETING!
All Are Welcome:

 THIS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014

(7pm-9pm) SHARP!
“Morales-Shakur Center Campaign Fall Planning Meeting”
@ The ANSWER Center
in Harlem.
2295 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.
(bet. 135th-134th Street)

 

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SATURDAY SEPT 6TH – Cookout!

Peace! Join us at the End Of Da Summer BBQ Cookout & Hip Hop Jam!
Park
Saturday, September 6, 2014:  (10am-8pm)
Morales-Shakur Center Campaign Members & Supporters Are Joining With The Universal Zulu Nation For A Family Fun Day Full Of Food, Music, Networking, Socializing & Brain Storming With CCNY Students & Community Organizers at our “End Of Da Summer BBQ Cookout & Hip Hop Jam” @ Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem. All Are Welcome… to join us at the 120th Street Side of the park.
(Free Admission: But Please Bring a Dish or something for the Grills or a Beverage to share)
 
 
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*ACTION* Larchmont Run Down

On Thursday, July 24th, 2014, the campaign to defend and restore the Guillermo Morales-Assata Shakur Community and Student Center went on a consciousness-raising field trip to Larchmont, NY. Larchmont is, of course, noteworthy for being the home of Lisa Coico, the president of CCNY who oversaw the shutdown of the center, and has been the public face of CUNY’s denial and stonewalling campaign. The July 24th action was designed to bring the Larchmont community’s attention to the issues affecting the CCNY and Harlem communities, and to ask for their solidarity in our struggle.

Larchmont is a small village of approximately 6000 people, located about a half-hour north of New York City. The per capita income of this village is about $110,000. This quiet, sheltered community may not be aware of much of the hardships facing the students and community of CCNY, but the overwhelming majority of those encountered did not hesitate to take a flier, with many asking for further information, expressing solidarity, and promising to read up on the issue. All in all, the action bringing our struggle to Larchmont’s attention must be described as an unequivocal success.

The action started on the streets outside of the Metro-North station, right next to Larchmont’s business district. Everyone involved in the action wore red and had buttons with the MSCC logo. Walking the streets of the business district, the group attracted immediate attention. It did not take long for members of the police force of Larchmont to make their first appearance. Detective sergeant James Cristiano approached the group, claiming the police had received calls about handbills being distributed. Given that there was already a squadron of uniformed police waiting at the Metro-North entrance on the opposite side of the station, it seems unlikely that he needed such calls. Sergeant Cristiano proceeded to proclaim with confidence that nobody by the name of Lisa Coico lives in Larchmont. Finally, he announced that if the group insisted on handing out fliers, there were strict ordinances in place as to where it was and was not allowed to engage in
flier distribution. He failed to clearly outline said ordinances, and had to return to correct himself on at least one point. Before leaving, he reassured that if there were any questions, one could simply flag him down, because, as he said, “I’ll be around.” Throughout the action, police officers followed the group either by car or on bicycle.

This heavy police presence did not impede the action. Proceeding along the streets of Larchmont’s business district, members of the group continued to give out leaflets and speak with people, who, it must be reiterated, were overwhelmingly supportive of the issues being raised. Several said that they stand with us, while others commended the plan to march on president Coico’s house if she refuses to meet with the campaign. The group finished by handing out fliers at a concert that was going on in nearby Flint Park.

Though the group of activists was small, the effect the action had on the town was clear. While the people of the town supported our demands, the police were visibly perturbed, and their heavy presence attests to how uncomfortable they are with political action upsetting the daily rhythm of the community. We went to Larchmont to bring attention to the issues of the Morales-Shakur Center, and to let Larchmont know that if President Lisa Coico fails to act, we will be back, in much larger numbers. The fact that the community is supportive bodes well for the future; the fact that the police are so concerned should remind us all that we can and must push our struggle forward. Imagine how concerned they will be if and when our community shows up en masse!

The lesson, as always, is to make your voice heard. Defend and restore the Morales-Shakur Center! All Power to the People!

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*ALERT* Viewing the Website on School Grounds

Peace! It’s come to our attention that our website doesn’t work at the City College of New York, our former home. We repeat: you can NOT view our page on school grounds.

This is not surprising given the history of our struggle and the continued fight to restore the Morales Shakur Center to CCNY. However, please know that once you are on a non-policed sever, you will be able to access this page just fine.

Please past this message along to others, as we’re heard that the website also will not load on Public School computers as well (primary school and up).

- The Campaign to Defend and Restore the Guillermo Morales/Assata Shakur Student and Community Center

 

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Next MSCC Campaign Meeting!

CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE UPDATE, ACTION & ACTIVITY PLANNING MEETING

TUESDAY JULY 8TH @ 7PM – 9PM SHARP!  @ HARLEM’S ANSWER CENTER  

Take # 2, 3, B or C Trains to 135th Street Station Stop
(212) 694-8720
2295 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd (bet. 135th & 134th Streets) 

 

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*UPDATED* 10 Demands

WE DEMAND:
That the CUNY Board of Trustees & City College (CCNY) President Lisa S. Coico’s Administration Immediately Schedule A Principled Meeting With  Members of The Guillermo Morales-Assata Shakur Community & Student Center’s Board of Directors/Coordinating Committee In Order To Address And Resolve The Following (10) Demands……
1. The Immediate and Total Autonomous Restoration of The Guillermo Morales-Assata Shakur Community & Student Center @ CCNY to it’s 24 year space inside of Room 3-201/NAC.
2. The Immediate Publically Monitored Inspection & Return of all personal & organizational property which was stolen from the Morales-Shakur Center on Sunday, October 20, 2013 by CCNY security and; Total Financial Restitution with a Public Apology from CCNY Administration for all damages caused by the defamation, disruption, and cancellations of The Morales-Shakur Center’s student/community services & projects in general; And the Harlem based New York City Peoples Survival Program (PSP) in particular.
3. The complete and unrestricted use of all CCNY Buildings, Rooms, Libraries & Halls for Student Organized Events & Activities.
4. The Immediate Restoration of the CCNY Black/Africana Studies Department
5. The Immediate Restoration of the CCNY Women’s Studies Department
6. The Immediate Restoration of the CCNY Asian Studies Department
7. The Immediate End to Armed police/security guards, Uniformed ROTC armed forces personnel and all Police Security State Militarization and Brutality from CCNY & all CUNY/SUNYcampuses and institutions.
8. Total academic amnesty and the immediate dropping of all criminal charges against the “CUNY6 – Plus” Students and; The Immediate End to CUNY’s assault on US Constitutional Rights and the total elimination of it’s planned “Expressive Conduct Policy”
9. The Immediate Scheduling of a series of open to the public Town Hall Meetings between CCNY & Columbia University with the Harlem Community to discuss this and other neighborhood issues that mutually effect us all.
10. The Total and Permanent Restoration of “Free Tuition & Open Admissions” to The City University of New York (CCNY)
 
THE CAMPAIGN TO RESTORE & DEFEND THE MORALES-SHAKUR CENTER @ CCNY 
 
Visit our official website defendmorales-shakur.org/
SIGN OUR PETITION: http://tinyurl.com/savemscc
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/MoralesShakurCenter
Follow us on Twitter @ DefendMSCenter  #SaveMSCC #CCNYShutdown #CCNY
Watch us on Youtube @ 
Morales Shakur Center 
CALL: (212) 726-2301
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2nd “NO CENTER, NO PEACE” Benefit and Open Mic!

THE GUILLERMO MORALES – ASSATA SHAKUR
COMMUNITY & STUDENT CENTER @ CITY COLLEGE of NEW YORK
The International Campaign In Harlem, New York To Restore & Defend
The Guillermo Morales-Assata Shakur Center @ CCNY Presents:

Make Up Date!
FOR THE 2nd “NO CENTER, NO PEACE”
BENEFIT CONCERT & OPEN MIC IS SET FOR:
Friday April 18, 2014 • 4pm-11pm
The Harlem National Black Theater
2031 Fifth Avenue (btw. 125th & 126th Streets), Harlem, NYC 10031
$10 Advance & Students• $15 @ Door…
ALL PAID TICKETS FROM THE POSTPONED 3/8/14 CONCERT WILL BE HONORED!
Co-Hosted By: Brother Shaka Shakur (Maroon Society) Sistah Yexenia (Sister Circle Collective)
Music By: DJ Magnificent & DJ Cabin (Universal Zulu Nation)
Featuring Performances By:
Maya Azucena, Intikana Kekoeia, Spiritchild, Collective Flow, Infinite Wiz, Akbar Abdullah, The Peace Poets,
Maroon Society, Prince Akeem, Jay Espy, Circa 95, Julio Angel, Miranda Writes,
The Hip Hop Catz, Bosco, S.F., Mr. Giggles, Ndigo Washington
Plus A Special Guest Performance By The Legendary “LAST POETS”
Food, Raffle, Art Auction, Music Videos, BreakDance Cypher, Vendors & more…

A Significant Portion of Proceeds Goes Directly to Assist
the Surviving Families of the Tragic Gas Explosion In El-Barrio East Harlem
Tickets or Information Contact:
Bro. Shep at Panthershepcat@aol.com & Bro. Jay at je0116@gmail.com
Visit our official website defendmorales-shakur.org/
SIGN OUR PETITION: http://tinyurl.com/savemscc
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/MoralesShakurCenter
Follow us on Twitter @DefendMSCenter #SaveMSCC #CCNYShutdown #CCNY
Watch us on Youtube @ Morales Shakur Center
E-mail or CALL: moralesshakursc@gmail.com & (212) 726-2301
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