A Community Defense Against Hate Crime Launched In Jackson Heights

Hundreds of people from diverse communities gathered to launch a community defense and hate-free zone in Jackson Heights, Queens Dec. 2, fearing the impact of the “policies of hate” of the incoming Trump administration.

Neighborhood-based groups marched through the heart of Queens, including Jackson Heights, Woodside, Elmhurst, and Corona, some of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country which are home to working-class immigrant, Muslim, LGBTQ, Latino and Filipino communities, to begin the process of building community-wide defense systems to protect themselves. The event was organized by Desis Rising Up & Moving.

Read the entire article here, featuring grantee Queer Detainee Empowerment Project and  Justice Committee.

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