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Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY) is a statewide grassroots membership organization that builds power among low-income people affected by HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, the drug war, homelessness, and mass incarceration in order to create healthy and just communities. We accomplish this through community organizing, leadership development, public education, direct services, participatory research and direct action.

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Free a Mama this Mother’s Day!

Free a Mama this Mother’s Day!

  VOCAL-NY is pleased to present the second annual NYC Chapter of the Black Mama Bail Out Day!  All over the country, communities are coming together to show love and support to our Black mothers who are separated from their families because of the...

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VOCAL-NY in the Press

Guardian: Artist Nan Goldin stages opioids protest in Metropolitan Museum Sackler Wing

Goldin planned the action as a protest against museums, galleries and academic institutions in the US, UK and elsewhere which take donations from the Sackler family. The Sacklers donated $3.4m to the Met, a gift that was used to build a home for the Temple of Dendur, one of the institution’s most popular...

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NY Daily News: Parolees, Locked Out of Housing

While reading the Daily News editorial “Cold welcome home,” about parolees flooding into the homeless shelter system (March 3), I couldn’t help but think about the hundreds of people I’ve met while organizing three-quarter house tenants across New York City.

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In Justice Today: Kim Foxx Just Released Six Years of Data — Most Prosecutors’ Offices Remain Black Boxes

Sometimes, organizers have to invest their own resources in accountability. Just last week, advocates in New York officially launched Court Watch NYC, a collaborative project created by VOCAL-NY, the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, and 5 Boro Defenders. The project trains people to observe arraignments...

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