Event Recap: Councilmember Richardson Jordan Joins NYLPI/CCIT-NYC Rally in Memory of Miguel Richards

September 29, 2022

Disability Justice, News, Transforming Mental Health Crisis Response

NYLPI's Ruth Lowenkron holds up a sign branded with the CCIT-NYC logo that reads "Hashtag Peer Not Police." Councilperson Richardson Jordan speaks into a bullhorn.

NYLPI’s Director of Disability Justice Ruth Lowenkron and advocates from Community Access and Correct Crisis Intervention Today-NYC (CCIT-NYC) led a rally on September 29 in memory of Miguel Richards, who was shot by NYPD during a wellness check five years ago. New York City Councilmember Kristin Richardson Jordan spoke alongside advocates in support of a peer-led mental health crisis response. NYLPI is a member of CCIT-NYC and supports moving from a police-based response to health professionals with training and lived experience.

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