GALLERIA MALL ACTION

On Friday 12/19/14 members of the coalition carried out a die-in to recognize the black lives lost due to police brutality in the center of the Poughkeepsie Galleria mall. Many shoppers stopped to listen to the stories of the adults and children killed too early and some joined in by the end.

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POUGHKEEPSIE ARTERIAL ACTION

On Monday 12/8/14 over 150 people marched down the three lane highway that cuts through Poughkeepsie to demand justice for Eric Garner, a loving father and son who was killed by a police officer using an illegal chokehold in Staten Island, NY that summer. This action was held in solidarity with actions all over the…

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SAY HER NAME

On Tuesday 5/18/15 HVBLMC members gathered in an open lot on Main Street in Poughkeepsie to lift up the stories of the black cis and trans women who are also targeted by police and vigilante violence alongside their brothers.    

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JUSTICE FOR SAM HARRELL

On Thursday 8/27/15, over 150 people blockaded the Dutchess County District Attorney’s office to demand justice for Samuel Harrell, a black man murdered at Fishkill Correctional facility. As a community we also shut down a major intersection in Poughkeepsie, leading to national attention to Sam’s case. Later in the day of that action, the office…

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DUMP TRUMP AND BIGOT BUTCH

On Sunday 4/17/16, the HVBLM Coalition came together with Dreamers with No Borders, SURJ Action, and the International Socialist Organization- Hudson Valley, to stage opposition to Donald Trump’s visit to the Mid-Hudson Civic center. Over 250 people flooded Poughkeepsie’s streets to counter Trump’s message of hate. The groups also called out Butch Anderson (#BigotButch), Dutchess…

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CHARLESTON VIGIL

On Thursday 6/25/15, HVBLMC members came together with community and faith leaders to remember the eight people killed in the Charleston terrorist attack on June 17th, 2015. We talked about who they were, what was lost, and how we can remember them as we move forward as a community. Poughkeepsie Journal: Community Speaks Out in…

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