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Constitution Day

Date:
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Time:
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Event Type:
Protest
Organizer/Author:
Vorcelia Oliphant
Location Details:
New Haven, Connecticut
New Haven Green

PRESS RELEASE


Voice of the People vs. Violation of Probation

VOP vs. VOP

Thursday June 4, 2009 between the hours of 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., VOP will host Constitution Day on the New Haven (City of Yale University) Green, in the Constitution state of Connecticut. This event is in commemoration of the upcoming JUNETEENTH holiday
Juneteenth was a holiday instituted by Black-Americans in Texas, when they learned on June 19, 1865-- two and one-half years after the Emancipation Proclamation issued--that they were free.
This deprivation of liberty outside of the Constitution then serves as our example now.
From this platform, we seek to bring attention to the U.S. Constitution that protects our rights and freedoms and the Connecticut laws that attempt to deprive its citizens of them. This year we will focus on the oppressive laws that incarcerate Connecticut citizens at an astounding rate, in particular its Black-American and Hispanic citizens. Like JUNETEENTH, the United State Constitution guaranteed the right, the Emancipation Proclamation reinforced it but it was only after this right was declared openly and heard by all, that this freedom was actually exercised and protected.

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