Jena 6 students in Washington, D.C.

Three Different Jena 6 Student happenings:

From a D.C. guide site “DC Greasy Guide”

Singer Angie Stone and “Jena Six” students will participate in the Tuesday, September 25, evening session of the Children’s Defense Fund’s (CDF) national Cradle to Prison Pipeline Summit at Howard University…

Robert Bailey and Theo Shaw, two of the “Jena Six” students, will join others involved in the case for a panel discussion on “Endangered Black Males: Racial Injustice and the Pipeline”

WHEN: September 25th, 2007

7:30 PM Panel including singer, Angie Stone: Transforming Popular Culture into a Positive Force to help Dismantle the Cradle to Prison Pipeline.

9:00 PM Panel including Jena 6 students: Endangered Black Males: Racial Injustice and the Pipeline


Howard University Campus
Cramton Auditorium
2455 Sixth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20059
Media check-in begins at 6:30 PM

Also, in “Jena 6 Students “‘s news: Meetings in D.C. on Tuesday, September 25th

Reverend Al Sharpton and the parents of Mychal Bell to meet with Senate Judiciary Chariman Congressman John Conyers on Tuesday, September 25th, in Washington D.C.

Reverend Al Sharpton and the parents of Mychal Bell will meet with Congressional Judiciary Chairman Congressman John Conyers and members of the Judiciary Committee this Tuesday, September 25th at 12:00 (Noon) to ask for formal hearings about the Justice system in Jena, Louisiana, and to ask for the Chairman to seek federal intervention to lead the immediate release of Mychal Bell, one of the Jena Six defendants who is being held unjustly.

According to Rev. Sharpton: “Mychal Bell is still being held despite the fact that his conviction was overturned. How can you hold someone on no conviction and not give them a bond on whatever pending juvenile charges you are implementing. It is a clear violation of his civil rights to be held with the overturning of his conviction.”

There will be a press conference immediately following the meeting outside of the Judiciary Committee office at the Rayburn House office Building in Washington, DC.

And, further news: John Conyers will hold forums and hearings on Jena 6 Students

From the Detroit Free Press

Conyers is to hold hearings in Jena case

September 21, 2007
by Todd Spangler

WASHINGTON — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. John Conyers said Thursday that he plans to hold hearings in Congress into the case of six black teenagers in Jena, La., who initially were charged with attempted murder in the beating of a schoolmate who is white…

He said he would hold the forum at 3 p.m. [Friday] Sept. 28 during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual legislative conference in Washington.

Full story: here

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