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Nevadans rally in support of the Jena 6


No Tolerance for Racism
in America:
Support The Jena Six

Rally in Support of Justice for the Jena Six who will be having a hearing that same day in Jena, Louisiana.

Wednesday, November 7, 5:30 p.m.

Bruce Thompson Federal Courthouse
S. Virginia at Liberty Streets in downtown Reno


   The event will also be a rally against the resurgence of Jim Crow actions and racism throughout the country.

Diana Mitzner and Zhane Williams-Love, 10, stood in support of the "Jena Six" and Mychal Bell at Wednesday night’s candlelight vigil outside the Reno federal courthouse. Bell remains in custody after he and five other African-American teens faced attempted murder charges, later reduced, for the beating of a white boy in Jena, La. (Photo © 2007 Debra Reid/Daily Sparks Tribune)

   Bring candles, signs, and friends. There will be a few speakers, some music and then a quiet vigil to support justice for six kids in Louisiana, as well as an end to racism of all kinds.

   Events to support the six students and to make a statement against racism are planned in cities all over the country.

    Please join us if you can!
Sponsored by
Voices For Peace
Reno Antiwar Coalition
For more information contact: 
Corrine at susieq.cole@gmail.com or 530-694-2595
or Lisa Stiller at koffeenut@yahoo.com 775-232-2823

Citizens oppose Jena 6 hostility, racism at candlelight vigil
By Debra Reid, Daily Sparks Tribune 11-8-2007

Reno residents show support for Louisiana teens
By David Jacobs, Reno Gazette-Journal 11-8-2007

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By Geralda Miller, Reno Gazette-Journal 9-21-2007

Sign the NAACP petition in support of the Jena 6

Another site devoted to justice for the Jena 6
Color of Change

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