Eric Garner’s mother at NCC

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The Nassau Community College Cultural Program My Search for Justice, with Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, will take place on Monday, November 20, at 9:30 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the College Center Building.

As the matriarch of one of Staten Island’s largest African-American families, Gwen Carr has earned nationwide recognition as the mother of Eric Garner, a man killed by New York City police in July of 2014.  His words “I can’t breathe” were caught on camera, and his death continues to play an integral role in the ongoing conversation about police brutality in the United States.  Gwen Carr has worked with the Justice Committee — a grassroots organization dedicated to building a movement against police violence and systemic racism in New York City and empowering low-income Latino/as and other people of color to address these issues.  The committee petitioned Governor Cuomo for an executive order to provide their ongoing battle with a special prosecutor.

For more information about My Search for Justice, which is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled, call 516.572.7148.