BELOW is a forwarded calendar item from the group “We the People” about a memorial vigil for Esmin Green, whose death in a psychiatric emergency room was videotaped and broadcast widely, one year ago. MindFreedom International is one of the sponsors of the vigil.
|when||Jun 19, 2009 01:00 PM to
Jun 19, 2009 08:00 PM
|where||Kings County Hospital Center; Brooklyn, NY|
|contact phone||(516) 319-4295|
|attendees||All are welcome.|
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A Call to All People:
Stop Human Rights Violations
In memory of Esmin Green, murdered-by-neglect, one year later.
June 19, 2009
Kings County Hospital Center Psychiatric Emergency Room Building R. (Clarkson Avenue at New York Avenue and Winthrop Street) Brooklyn, NY 11203 USA.
On June 19, 2009 it will be one year since the murder-by-neglect of Esmin Elizabeth Green by the Kings County Hospital Center Psychiatric Emergency Room in Brooklyn, New York
To see video:
We will unite with a demonstration and candle light vigil outside the facility from 5-10 PM on June 19, 2009 (a full schedule of events will follow).
Last year many people across the country joined us in Brooklyn. Spontaneous vigils were organized all over the world to stand in solidarity with us.
See media coverage at
See video at:
This year, we hope you will renew your individual endorsement or organizational co-sponsorship (it’s free, of course). We hope even more people and organizations will join in this effort. We welcome your participation.
Please send this on to your networks and get involved to protect our human rights.
If you are organizing your own local vigil, let us know and we will be happy to assist and network media coverage.
You can download a PDF of the flyer and sing on your support for20the vigil at www.theopalproject.org/vigil.html
You can also find WE THE PEOPLE on Facebook.
WE THE PEOPLE
The Law Project for Psychiatric Rights
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For more information contact: Lauren Tenney, 516-319-4295
Esmin Green Did Not Survive. Survivors of Psychiatry & Allies Demand Report from NYC Dept of Investigations
WE THE PEOPLE to Hold a Demonstration and Vigil in Her Memory, June 19, 2009 at Kings County Hospital Center Psychiatric Emergency Room, Building R. from 5-10 Pm. Justice for Esmin Green. Justice for All
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY (05/29/2009; 1149)(readMedia)– WE THE PEOPLE is reaching out to friends and family of Esmin Green who was murdered-by-neglect at the Kings County Hospital Center Psychiatric Emergency Room June 19, 2008. They are also looking for survivors of psychiatry, anyone affected by mental health or psychiatric systems, and allies who want to see change and make their voices heard.
Facility staff looked at Esmin face down on the floor – did nothing – and then tried to cover it up. The blatant negligence that was exhibited by facility staff should not be allowed to be brushed under the carpet – or excused for lack of team spirit, which Mr. Aviles, the President of Health and Hospitals Corporation which oversees Kings County Hospital Center, has tried to do. WE THE PEOPLE is demanding criminal charges in this murder-by-neglect and attempted cover-up. This ultimate violation of human rights can not be accepted by our society.
WE THE PEOPLE is demanding that the N! ew York City Department of Investigations release the report of the investigation into the death of Esmin Green and asks why the city is holding back such information?
On June 19, beginning at 5 PM, WE THE PEOPLE will be holding a demonstration calling for human rights in psychiatric systems. A candle light vigil to remember Esmin Green, a woman who should still be alive, will begin at 8 PM.
Sanford Rubenstein, the attorney for the family is a confirmed speaker at the demonstration. He states,
“It is really important for people to make their voices heard so that what happened20to Esmin Green never happens again”.
WE THE PEOPLE invite you to stand with them in front of Kings County Hospital Center on June 19, 2009 from 5-10 PM to demand human rights in the psychiatric and mental health systems. Justice for Esmin Green. Justice for all.
Contact: Lauren Tenney (516) 319-4295 Daniel Hazen (301) 395-5378 website: www.TheOpalProject.org/Vigil.html