I support International Womens Day! It’s inspiring to see everyone coming together today to support women and women’s rights. Wear the color red to show your support of women around the world!
Today, we demonstrated in front of Governor Cuomo’s office at 633 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017.
A coalition of nyc organizations were present, speeches were given and protestors held up signs. We called for New York Governor Cuomo to unite the New York State Senate Democrats against fascistic President-elect Donald Trump.
1-23-15 I Marched in the 4 Mile March NYC Against Police Brutality on The Martin Luther King Day 2015
Angered by Eric Garner’s wrongful death at the hands of rogue NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, I headed to a march against police brutality on Martin Luther King Day. We made it to Union Square around 2:30pm where several people were speaking before there was a four minute “Die In”. We all lay down on the sidewalk and someone nearby sang what sounded like an old spiritual, while people repeated “I can’t breathe” and others counted off up to 11 only to start again at 1. I joined in, saying “I can’t breathe” over and over. And that’s when I truly realized how many times Eric Garner said he couldn’t breathe. And Office Pantaleo didn’t listen to him. What a disgrace.
I’ve been traveling a lot for the holidays and it’s led to my thinking a lot about how life works for an artist in America. I’ve made several conclusions:
Last evening, I stumbled into a fracking protest outside of Barnes and Noble Union Square. I hate fracking so much, I decided to protest too! Cuomo’s first book signing was inside, so the media was buzzing. I got interviewed by NY1. They asked if I would buy Cuomo’s Memoir and I said “I would browse it, but I wouldn’t buy it”. But the resulting coverage by NY1 had NO MENTION of the protest. Come ON NY1!