CPR's Week of Action starts February 26: Stepping Up Resistance to Police Violence

Communities United for Police Reform will be launching our campaign with events around New York City, taking our message to City Hall, and to the communities most intensely targeted by these profoundly unfair policing practices. All listed events are free, some have pre-registration or other specific requirements. For general information about the week: justice [at] changethenypd.org For press inquiries: press [at] changethenypd.org [Please note: Cop Watch and Know Your Rights Trainings, and the Youth Open Mic are not open to media.] Schedule as of 2/29/2012, subject to change. SUNDAY 2/26, 1pm - 6pm (@ Audre Lorde Project, 147 W. 24th St., 3rd floor, MANHATTAN)

Culture + Resistance = Justice: Kick off Communities united for Police Reform’s (CPR) week of action with banner-making, music, poetry and food! For more info, contact: Picture the Homeless, 646-314-6423 or veronica [at] picturethehomeless.org

MONDAY 2/27, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (@ The Point, 940 Garrison Ave, Hunts Point, BRONX)

Calling on the Bronx & all New Yorkers to Watch the Cops: Free hands-on Cop Watch training to learn more about your rights and get tips on how to educate your community and prevent police abuse. RSVP required. For more info, to request childcare, or to register, contact Peoples Justice: info [at] peoplesjustice.org

TUESDAY 2/28, 4pm - 7pm (@ Make the Road New York, 301 Grove Street, BROOKLYN)

Youth Open Mic on Police Violence. For more info, contact Make the Road NY/Youth Power Project: Jose, 646.496.3469 or Jose.Lopez [at] maketheroadny.org

WEDNESDAY, 2/29, 12 noon (@ City Hall Steps, MANHATTAN)

Communities united for Police Reform (CPR) press conference on City Hall steps to end discriminatory policing by the NYPD. For more info: justice [at] changethenypd.org

WEDNESDAY, 2/29, all day (@ throughout the city)

Stand with CPR. Whether you can join us on the steps of City Hall or not, wear your Cop Watch t-shirt. If you don't have one, pick one up at the Sunday 2/26 or Monday 2/27 events.

THURSDAY 3/1, 6:30pm - 9pm (@ Audre Lorde Project, 147 W. 24 St., 3rd floor, MANHATTAN)

Know Your Rights Training for lesbian, gay, bisexual, two spirit, transgender, and gender non-conforming people of color. RSVP required. For more info, contact Audre Lorde Project: Irma, 212-463-0342, ext. 17 or ibajar [at] alp.org

FRIDAY 3/2, 10am - 4pm (@1399 Lafayette Ave., BRONX)

Help paint a Know Your Rights Mural. Work with artists to help with the underpainting of a new Know Your Rights Mural. For more info, contact yulsan.liem [at] gmail.com. FRIDAY 3/2, 6:30pm – 8:30pm (@MS35, 272 McDonough Street, BROOKLYN)

Cop Watch Training. For more info, contact Malcolm X Grassroots Movement: info [at] mxgm.org