Hackensack Rally to Stop Police Brutality and Racist Violence #blacklivesmatter

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Hundreds gathered on a sweltering June afternoon in Hackensack, NJ, to call for an end to police brutality against people of color in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless others.

Organizers provided a platform for members of the crowd to step up to the microphone and share their thoughts. Many of those who spoke stressed the need for swift and definitive change to race relations in America, and the importance of community, solidarity, and voting — in local, state, and federal elections.

The peaceful rally convened from noon to 1 p.m. on Ward and State streets in Downtown Hackensack before protesters marched south toward the Bergen County Courthouse.

Uniformed Hackensack police officers blocked traffic to allow protesters to rally and march freely.

The death of Floyd sparked rallies and protests across the country and a handful of protests occurred in New Jersey over the past several days.

‘Palestinian Women Journalist Participated In a Training Workshop’

Wikipedia Poem, No. 753

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palestinian women journalist participated in a training workshop in ramallah on the qualities and skills they need in order to become more influential and able to influence change and participate in public affairs in the media political and social sectors and on the challenges and obstacles that hinder their capabilities the training workshop was organized and implemented by the palestinian center for development and media freedoms (mada and was attended by 18 women journalists from all the governorates of the west bank over the course of two days where the trainer fida barghouthi reviewed on the first day a number of obstacles that hinders women journalists to actively engage participate and influence in the public debate and the challenges women journalists face in the current environment of media where women journalists addressed all forms of discrimination against them at work they stressed the need to legislate and implement laws and policies that protect workers and media workers and to end discrimination against female journalists on the second day the trainer presented a number of palestinian leadership models and analyzed the reality of palestinian women in general their impact on the palestinian political social and media reality and the skill set required for the media for more attendance such as lobbying and advocacy skills and using the media to achieve better participation and gender mainstreaming to ensure success for women journalists this training workshop is part of the legal empowerment project for palestinian women journalists supported by the representative office of finland in ramallah

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Source: “Palestinian women journalists demand to eliminate all forms of discrimination against them.” Palestinian News Network, 9 Apr. 2018. 9:05 a.m. Web.