ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY (06/19/2009)(readMedia)-- WHAT: Demonstration and Candle Light Vigil in memory of Esmin Green. JUSTICE FOR ESMIN GREEN, JUSTICE FOR ALL.
DATE: JUNE 19, 2009
TIME: 5-10 PM
WHERE: Kings County Hospital Center Psychiatric Emergency Room, Building R
ADDRESS: 410 Winthrop Street, NY 11203
WHY: WE THE PEOPLE demand justice for Esmin Green. Justice for all and to ensure that, appropriate criminal charges are sought.
WE THE PEOPLE demands that Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) immediately allows for independent external advocacy throughout the entire HHC psychiatric system and immediately complies with international human rights law and treaties.
"Esmin Green's death was tragic because it was completely preventable. Voluntary care in a community-based support environment and a philosophy of listening and self determination would save lives, cost less, and be more accountable to the people using services. Full investigation and criminal prosecution should be first steps to be rebuilding from the ground up to stop tragedies like this from ever happening again." -- Will Hall, The Icarus Project/Freedom Center, and Madness Radi
Speakers beginning at 5 PM include Sanford Rubenstein, the attorney for Ms. Green, Assemblymen Rivera and Perry, Activists Anita Cameron, George Ebert, Rolando Bini, International Human Rights Lawyer, TIna Minkowitz, and more than 20 others. Mai Muna, vocalist will close the Demonstration with "We Shall Overcome" and open the Candle Light Vigil at 8 PM with "Take My Hand".