Free The People WNY


Enough is enough. The people are mobilizing and need your support. We are in need of materials, bail money and anything else to protect us. To contribute to efforts towards the fight to defund the police please donate through $FreeThePeopleWNY or Venmo: @FreeThePeopleWNY


Coalition members are primarily organizations and some individual organizers who are working on a campaign or providing services for those impacted by any aspect of the criminal justice system, and aligns with the coalition mission and principles. Others who align with our principles but don’t fall into one of these categories are welcome to work with the coalition in various capacities, but can’t be listed as official members.

Join us at one of our monthly meetings, on the first Thursday of every month at 3 pm. Contact us by emailing to receive the meeting info. If you are interested in becoming a coalition member, please fill out a membership form.

Want to dig into the work for justice at the state, county or city level? Join a Working Group!

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Demand MRTA legislation that centers Black New Yorkers!

March 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC+0

Please join a group of dope Black organizers + advocates in demanding a MRTA legislation that centers Black New Yorkers. Register here and please share!
Advocates who will be speaking:
  • L Joy Williams, Political Strategist, President of Brooklyn NAACP
  • Anne Oredeko, Supervising Attorney, Racial Justice Unit The Legal Aid Society
  • Anthonine Pierre, Deputy Director Brooklyn Movement Center
  • Nia Adams, The Long Island Progressive Coalition
  • Stanley Fritz, New York State Political Director, Citizen Action New York
  • Mikila Thompson (gender justice)
  • Yusuf Abdul-Qadir, Syracuse Police and Accountability Coalition
  • Saki Fenderson, Tainted Love Bk
  • Imani Dawnson, Principal TCC Media
  • India Walton, Buffalo Community Organizer


March 16, 2021
10:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC+0
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