Eric Garner's Mother To Speak In New London on Monday, June 29, 6:30 p.m., at New London's Ocean Beach.


Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, will lead a community conversation about the ongoing issue of police violence towards people of color, and the critical need for police reform, in America. Ms. Carr has written a book on the subject, titled This Stops Today; she will be available to sign copies after the talk. This event is sponsored by the New London NAACP.
    
Eric Garner died on July 17, 2014 after being placed in a chokehold by a New York police officer: he had been confronted over selling loose cigarettes.  His cries of "I can't breathe" echo throughout today's movement for police reform in this nation and beyond. Gwen Carr brings her personal witness and vision for the future of policing to this conversation.
    
This conversation will take place in the Pavilion at New London's Ocean Beach. Bring a chair as seating is limited, and please wear a mask. The event is free to the public. Questions may be directed to 860-439-1423.