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Resolve outstanding NYC summons warrants* on-site, without fear of arrest, for:

· Disorderly Conduct

· Consumption of Alcohol in Public

· Trespass (Violation)

· Littering

· Unlawful Possession of Marijuana

· Various Subway Offenses

· Urinating in Public


Manhattan DA Cyrus R. Vance Jr., Office of Court Administration, Legal Aid Society, and Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem:

Saturday, June 17, 2017

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bethel Gospel Assembly, Inc.

2 East 120th Street, New York, New York 10035

(between 5th and Madison Avenues)

Meet the Organizer: Jennifer Lee

Ms. Lee is dedicated to making an impact on the world by addressing health inequities, disparities and social determinants of health in disenfranchised communities that experience extreme poverty, economic inequality, limited social support and poor governance.  Through the lens of resiliency, community empowerment, advocacy/social justice movements, community-based participatory research, and a strengths-based approach, her research and work provides a pathway for individuals and communities to make changes through explicit aims at social and political change.  While addressing the social, cultural, political and economic determinants that underpin health, she also seeks to build partnerships with other sectors in finding innovative solutions.

Meet The Organizer: Martez Smith

Martez Smith is a first year PhD student at the University of Rochester, School of Nursing. Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, he developed an interest in research and social justice work by way of the house ball community. His experiences as a member of the House of Evisu, now known as the House of Xclusive-Lanvin, led him to pursue education in social work (The Ohio State University '13, BSW; Long Island University Brooklyn '17, MSW). Currently, Martez is researching the impact of kinship on health disparities among African diaspora LGBTQ communities, and organizing for social justice with the Keeping Ballroom Community Alive Network (KBCAN), which he co-founded in 2015.

Photo credit: Ajamu Ikwe-Tyehimba