2014 National Week of Action

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Founded in 2013, the National Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth was developed out of long conversations and many forums with many youth advocacy organizations and government agencies. The week of May 19 was chosen because for two reasons, first because it close to the time when students are getting out of school for the summer, which is the time when there is the most amount of youth violence and youth incarceration. The second reason, is because it is the birthday of Malcolm X, a U.S. civil rights and Black liberation leader. Malcolm X once told his favorite teacher that he had a dream to be a lawyer, his teacher replied that this is “no realistic goal for a n-word,” this was a great cause of Malcolm X leaving school and entering the street life of selling drugs, gambling, and pimping. His childhood life is a perfect example of the school to prison pipeline, which Save the Kids works to dismantle. Save the Kids holds to Malcolm X’s quote that, “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” We are calling for all agencies, organizations, collectives, and people inside and outside of prisons and detention centers to organize against incarcerating all youth in the United States.Please join thousands of others around the country to not give up on youth no matter what their action and to promote community based alternatives such as mediation, arbitration, therapy, rehabilitation, group-building, anger management, conflict transformation, restorative justice, and transformative justice.

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NATIONAL WEEK OF ACTION “CONFERENCE CALL MEETINGS”


** Every Tuesday Night for an hour

10:00pm Eastern Time USA
9:00pm Central Time USA
8:00pm Mountain Time USA
7:00pm Pacific Time USA

Conference Call:

Dial-In Number: 1 (605) 475-6767

Access Code: 139-8410

 

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COORDINATORS


Jeni Haines: 916-934-9460 or paz.verdad@gmail.com

Anthony Nocella: 315-657-2911 or nocellat@yahoo.com

 

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NATIONAL WEEK OF ACTION AGAINST INCARCERATING YOUTH FACEBOOK FAN PAGE

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2014 FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

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#NoYouthInPrison

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TYPES OF ACTIONS

The events can take any size and forum the organization wishes such as: candlelight vigil, holding a banner over a bridge, spoken-word mic night, protest, rally, teach-in, workshop, lecture, panel, conference, dinner, lunch, potluck, sit-in, parade, film screening, or pamphletting.

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SIGN “AGAINST INCARCERATING YOUTH”

PDF – AGAINST INCARCERATING YOUTH SIGN

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PDF – 2014 NATIONAL WEEK OF ACTION FLYER

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2014 WEEK OF ACTION THEMES FOR EACH DAY

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May 19 – Monday – End the Criminalization of Youth of Color and Economically Disadvantaged Youth and Celebrate the Birthday of Malcolm X

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May 20 – Tuesday – End the Criminalization of LGBTQ Youth and Youth with Disabilities

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May 21 – Wednesday – End the Sentencing and the Incarceration of Youth without Parole

More Info: http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/issues/children-s-rights/juvenile-life-without-parole

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May 22 – Thursday – End the Criminalization of Youth Culture and Hip Hop

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May 23 – Friday – Youth are 0 to 18 years old “Raise the Age of an Adult”

More Info: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISkG_oLxA04

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May 24 – Saturday – End the Solidarity Confinement of Youth

More Info: https://www.aclu.org/criminal-law-reform/growing-locked-down-youth-solitary-confinement-jails-and-prisons-across-united

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May 25 – Sunday – End Sex Trafficking of Youth and the Criminalization of Youth in Sex Trafficking

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FOR LATEST EVENTS AND SPONSORS

Visit Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/267465813412603/

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