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Launching Community Defense Project

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The Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM) is proud to announce the launch of a new program called the Community Defense Project (CDP). Developed by Steven Dy (former lead organizer) and Shannah Kurland (community lawyer), CDP aims to a variety of services to community members who have faced police brutality.

CDP aims to offer:

  • free to low cost legal services
  • training and support for CopWatch
  • investigating and intel on problem police
  • community education and outreach
  • healing ourselves from police abuse

PrYSM hopes that through CDP, we will be able to further reclaim our streets and take safety back into our own hands. If you are interested in learning more about the program, contact our Organizing Director Steven or Legal Director Shannah. Check CDP out on Facebook too and look out for us at CSRI’s Khmer New Year’s Celebration where we will be officially launching the program.

If you’re interested in helping out or finding out more about the work CDP is doing, feel free to fill out and share this google form.

Happy New Year!

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We want to wish you all a happy new year and many blessings to the our community, our family, and our friends. May this one be our best one yet as we continue our fight for love and justice!

Come celebrate with PrYSM and Cambodian Society of Rhode Island at the CSRI’s Khmer New Year Celebration next Saturday April 23rd at the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet! We will be there to debut the Community Defense Project, outreach for the Community Safety Act, and do cop watch! Come say hi, dance the marizone, and ring in the new year with us!


Peace, Love, Power,


Paypal Donate URL

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So, we’ve noticed that it’s kinda hard to donate to PrYSM.

Which defeats the purpose.

Luckily, we’ve made it easy by using a tinyurl. If you want to donate but don’t want to visit our website or are passing the URL along to a friend, give them this link: http://tinyurl.com/prysmpaypal.

We hope that this will make things easier!