Drop the rock!

On March 27th, 2001 over one thousand people gathered in Albany at the Wilborn Temple, in close proximity to the NY State Capitol. Hundreds of activists-young, old, black and white-marched around the square in front of the legislative office building, while many others participated in a full session of lobbying.

A powerful array of individuals and organizations throughout New York State is working vigorously on Drop the Rock, the statewide campaign to repeal the Rockefeller Drug Laws. The two most remarkable aspects of this campaign are its diversity and its youth leadership. Young community activists, veteran criminal justice reformers, artists, intellectuals, students, former inmates, politicians, business executives, and religious, civic, and labor leaders of various ages, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, geographical locations, religious beliefs and political proclivities are all a part of Drop the Rock. Led by youth groups, this extraordinarily broad-based alliance has organized three events: a Rockefeller Drug Law Forum, a Children's Lobby Day, and Drop the Rock Day-a day of education and action to repeal the Rockefeller Drug Laws.

On Friday, June 15th 2001, thousands will gather for Drop the Rock New York City-a March, Rally and Cultural Educational Festival in Harlem to repeal the Rockefeller Drug Laws.

3:00-5:00pm Rally in front of the Harlem State Office Building (125th and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.) 5:00-6:00pm March to Marcus Garvey Park (124th and Madison) 6:00-9:30pm Cultural Educational Festival in Marcus Garvey Park- Includes speeches, performances, workshops, music, and food.

This event is FREE! For more information see:www.droptherock.org or call (212) 254-5700 X.306.