AUGUST 22, generic 2011
The Alliance is proud to co-sponsor a Press Conference with NYC Council Member Letitia James and other women’s advocacy organizations in support of Nafissatou Diallo
Monday, August 22 from 5 pm – 7 pm
City Hall steps
With regard to the DSK case, the organizers and supporters have set the following goals:
- Urge the Manhattan DA to look at the facts of the case, as well as the Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s history of conduct.
- Cease leaking of information pertaining to the case.
- Take into STRONG consideration Ms. Diallo’s medical report which includes testimony consistent with what the accuser told police, and which lists the cause of injuries as “rape”.
AUGUST 23, 2011
Join the Connect the Dots Coalition and RALLY in support of Nafissatou Diallo
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.
100 Centre Street
(We will line the front of the Criminal Courthouse holding signs and banners.)
RAISE YOUR VOICES to demand a continuance of the Manhattan criminal case against Dominque Straus-Kahn
Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominque Straus-Kahn was arrested and charged with the May 14, 2011 sexual assault of Ms. Diallo, a housekeeper at the Sofitel hotel. Ms. Diallo’s medical report is consistent with her account of the attack, and the NYC hospital that treated her lists the cause of her injuries as “assault” and “rape.”
A court hearing before Judge Michael Obus is set for late morning on August 23rd at the Criminal Courthouse at 100 Centre Street. Media reports from anonymous sources indicate the case may be dropped because of “credibility issues.” Make sure you are present to show your solidarity with Ms. Diallo and all sexual assault victims, and to protest the barbaric practice of victim-blaming.
Ms. Diallo deserves her day in court!
Connect the Dots is a coalition comprised of CONNECT, Crime Victims Treatment Center, Feministing, National Organization for Women (NOW-NYC), The Healing Center, New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault and Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN).