Teach in about Terrell Johnson case, and more action news this week

Teach-in on the Terrell Johnson Case

Join the Pitt National Lawyers Guild and HRC/Fed Up! for a Wrongful Conviction Case Summary on October 21 at 12pm in room G20 of the Barco Law Building, 3900 Forbes Avenue.

Pittsburgh resident Terrell Johnson has spent 16 years in prison for a murder he did not commit and has won a new trial. His wife Saundra and others from the Human Rights Coalition’s Justice for Terrell campaign will present an overview of the
facts of the case, the new evidence that won him a retrial, why the DA offered Terrell a plea bargain that would have allowed him to come home last year, and why Terrell refuses to accept anything less than full acquittal.

Pizza will be provided!

Justice for Terrell Strategy and Organizing Session

Thursday, October 21 at 6pm, Crazy Mocha in Bloomfield. In recent weeks the DA has manufactured new false evidence and intimidated a witness for the defense. They are escalating their tactics and still attempting to pressure Terrell into accepting an unjust plea.

Come help us plan the next steps. There will be no pizza at this one, but they sell slices for  a $1.25 across the street.

Policymaker Leadership Institute

Please join us for the groundbreaking Policymaker Leadership Institute (PLI) hosted by New Voices Pittsburgh: Women of Color for Reproductive Justice and Urban Initiative for Reproductive Health. The PLI advances the FOCUS on Women Campaign to address Reproductive Justice and Human Rights issues in the Allegheny County Jail.

This event is free and open to the public; however, space is limited. Register today. Please distribute widely. We look forward to your participation.

Friday, October 22, 2010, 8AM-3PM, Hosanna House, Inc. 807 Wallace Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

For more info or questions and to register, email paula.nvp@gmail.com or call 412.362.6547

8:00am: Registration / Continental Breakfast / Networking
9:00am: Welcome / Opening Session
9:15am: Policy Briefing: “Reproductive Justice for the Greater Pittsburgh Region”
9:45am: Keynote Speaker: Imani Walker
10:45am: Morning Plenary

12:00pm: Lunch
12:45pm: Afternoon Plenary
2:00pm: Closing
Please Circulate Widely
Teach-in and Speak-out to Mark the National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality Friday, October 22nd at 6:30 pm (press conference at 6:00)

Join the Alliance for Police Accountability for a teach-in to mark the national day of protest against police brutality. The event will begin with a speak-out, where community members will have an opportunity to share their personal stories of abuse at the hands of law enforcement. Then, several activists will give brief presentations about how we can organize and fight back. The evening will end with an open discussion. Together, we can stop police brutality!