This Is Just The Beginning - 3/12 Newsletter
Today is an exciting day for Rise Up Kingston! We're happy to be sending you our first newsletter! We hope for this newsletter to give you information not only about what we're doing here at Rise Up Kingston, but a way to help strengthen our community as a whole! Tell us what you want to see in the newsletter!
Over the past few months, myself & members of the Kingston Community have been talking about how we can truly make lasting change in Kingston. We've been examining this incredible community we have here in Kingston, and the challenges that many people are facing, and aim to work with the community to make sure that everyone in our community is not just surviving, but thriving.
With the support of many people, we have started Rise Up Kingston - a Hyper Local Social Justice Organization. Our Mission is to build Collaborative Community Economies in Kingston, centered on collective Social and Environmental Needs by dismantling the structures of Institutional Racism and Oppression in our community through Civic Engagement, Education and Advocacy.
Over the next few weeks, you'll get to hear more about what we're up to, who's on our team, where Rise Up Kingston will call home, and how to get more involved... but that can't slow us down.
Today, Monday March 12 at 6:00PM: Community Members will be showing up to get answers to the questions about our Police Department that we have been trying to get at the Police and Community Relations Forum.
Tomorrow, Tuesday March 13 at 6:05PM: The Ulster County Legislature is having a public hearing about term limits. More information here.
Thursday March 15th @ 6:00PM: Tim Guinee, Hudson Valley resident and leader in former Vice-President Al Gore's Climate Reality Project will present a free slideshow and discussion on the latest science regarding climate change in our area. Kingston Mayor, Steve Noble will be on the panel! Here's The Facebook Event, there's an RSVP Link, too!
March 21st 4:00PM: The Kingston Board of Police Commissioners will be meeting at City Hall. You can find the agenda for that meeting here.
March 25th 3:00PM: Join us at the AJ Williams-Myers African Roots Library to make signs for the Black Women's March. RSVP here so we have enough supplies!
April 4th @ 6:00PM: Save the date for our first Open Meeting! More information soon!
April 7th 9:00AM: Join Black Lives Matter Hudson Valley, 100 Sisters and Rise Up Kingston for the Black Women's March. Make sure you fill out this form whether you can attend or want to help!