2016 4th Annual National Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth

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2016 4th Annual National Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth
May 15 to May 21, 2016

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We are looking for groups and individuals around the United States to organize events.

During the 4th Annual National Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth organizations, groups, collectives, mosques, synagogue, community centers, bookstores, schools, clubs, churches, recreation centers, and temples, are organizing in their communities around the country daily events during the week aimed at raising awareness about the school to prison pipeline and ending the incarceration of all youth.
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HISTORY: The National Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth (NWAAIY) was founded in 2013 to dismantle the prison half of the school-to-prison-pipeline. The National Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth is a fully-volunteer project organized by hundreds of groups and individuals around the United States.
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GOALS: Another world is possible, and it begins with community based programs and alternatives such as rehabilitation, therapy, counseling, job readiness workshops, tutoring, more community programs and centers, and transformative and restorative justice programs in the community and in schools to address conflicts. Incarceration is not the solution, but the problem. Once youth are involved in the juvenile justice system, it is hard for them to get out of it. Please support youth and their futures and demand that no more youth are incarcerated no matter the crime/harm they have committed. Incarceration does nothing to address the needs of the community, those harmed, and the youth who have committed the harm.
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YOUTH: The juvenile justice system targets four youth groups for incarceration; they are the following, in no specific order: (1) Youth of Color, (2) Youth with Disabilities, (3) Economically Disadvantaged Youth, and (4) LGBTTQQIA Youth.
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PROBLEM: The three step oppressive punishment process targeting youth is:

  • Criminalization of Youth is the stigmatization of youth through laws and norms that are based on their behavior, dress, ability, socializing, identity, and community in which they live in.
  • Policing of Youth is the surveillance and social control of youth by law enforcement and those in disciplinary roles.
  • Incarceration of Youth is the punitive disciplinary act that is taken by the criminal justice system if a youth breaks the law and is found guilty.

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WEEKLY CONFERENCE CALLS FOR THE NWAAIY

Monday May 9, May 16, and May 23, 2016
9pm Eastern or 8pm Central or 7pm or Mountain 6pm Western USA Time.
Call: 310-372-7549
Code: 898729
All are invited.

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PRESS RELEASE

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INVITE PEOPLE TO THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

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SOCIAL MEDIA

#NoYouthInPrison2016

#NWAAIY2016

@STKgroup

General Contact: Anthony Nocella: 315-657-2911 or noyouthinprison@gmail.com

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/195031007500260/

NWAAIY Blank Event Flyer: NWAAIY 2016 Event Flyer

NWAAIY General Promotion Flyer: NWAAIY 2016 Flyer

NWAAIY Information Flyer: NWAAIY 2016 Handout

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INDIVIDUAL SIGN

Print out and laminate this “Against Incarcerating Youth” sign:

Example of sign: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgfaK5p0eUE

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DAILY THEMES

May 15 Sunday – This day is dedicated to working to end police surveillance in communities such as drive-bys, stake-outs, and stop and frisk.

May 16 Monday – This day is dedicated to ending SROs (School Resource Office)/Police in schools and promoting alternatives to police involvement in school conflicts, such as counselors.

May 17 Tuesday – This day is dedicated to ending the use of cameras and metal detectors or other surveillance in schools (Brown vs. Board of Ed. 1954).

May 18 Wednesday – This day is dedicated ending zero tolerance, in and out of school suspension, and detention in schools.

May 19 Thursday – This day is dedicated to ending anti-gang colors laws, city and school dress codes, and other anti-gang laws (Malcolm X Birthday).

May 20 Friday – This day is dedicated to ending curfews and truancy laws targeting youth.

May 21 Saturday – This day is dedicated to promoting alternatives to punitive justice such as transformative justice and restorative justice (BIGGIE Birthday).

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TYPES OF ACTIONS

For each day during the #NWAAIY groups and people can organize any type of event such as: protests, hold signs, table, rally, walk out, sit-in, movie screening, panel, lecture, debate, conference, Skyping lecture, march, teach-in, workshop, festival, banner drop off a bridge, street theater, press conference, open mic poetry night, potluck conversation, roundtable, lobby day, pamphletting, holding a banner on a corner of the street, flying at a mall or college, die-in, fast, hunger-strike, petition, and chalking on the sidewalk.

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EVENTS BY STATE

Alabama
Alaska

Arizona
Arkansas
California

Colorado

  • Sunday May 15
    1pm – 3pm
    Protest #NoYouthInPrison
    Santa Rita Park, Durango, Colorado
    Contact – Anthony Nocella – 315-657-2911 or nocellat@yahoo.com
  • Monday May 16
    (Private Event) Fort Lewis College students’ Workshop at Rainbow Youth Center
    Contact – Anthony Nocella – 315-657-2911 or nocellat@yahoo.com
  • Tuesday May 17
    Downtown Durango, Colorado projecting Education not Incarceration
    8:15pm to 10:15pm (starting at Starbucks on Main street)
    Contact – Anthony Nocella – 315-657-2911 or nocellat@yahoo.com
  • Wednesday May 18
    (Private Event) Fort Lewis College students’ Workshop at Denier Juvenile Justice Center
    Contact – Anthony Nocella – 315-657-2911 or nocellat@yahoo.com
  • Thursday May 19
    5pm – 7pm
    Film “Prison Kids: Juvenile Justice in America” and Presentation on the School to Prison Pipeline
    Education and Business Building Room 119
    Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado
    Contact – Anthony Nocella – 315-657-2911 or nocellat@yahoo.com
  • Friday May 20
    3pm – 4pm
    Protest Zero Tolerance and SROs in Schools
    Durango High School
    2390 Main Ave., Durango, CO
    Contact – Anthony Nocella – 315-657-2911 or nocellat@yahoo.com
  • Bayfield

    Tuesday May 17
    #NoYouthInPrison Protest
    Bayfield School District Office
    24 Clover Drive, Bayfield, CO
    5:10pm to 6:10pm
    Contact – Anthony Nocella – 315-657-2911 or nocellat@yahoo.com

  • Ignacio

  • Friday May 20
    #NoYouthInPrison Protest
    City Court House
    540 Goddard Ave., Ignacio, CO
    5:10pm to 6:10pm
    Contact – Anthony Nocella – 315-657-2911 or nocellat@yahoo.com

Connecticut

  • New Haven

Delaware
Florida

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois

Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota

  • Tuesday May 17
    #NoYouthInPrison Protest
    Protest SROs and Zero Tolerance in Schools
    1250 W Broadway Ave
    Minneapolis School District Office
    Contact JR Bobick – jrbabick300@gmail.com or 952-681-2011
  • May 19 – TBA
    Contact Bertrand Shoberg – 612-306-2119
  • May 20th 12pm
    #NoYouthInPrison Protest at the front of the Court House
    350 S 5th St
    Minneapolis, MN
    Contact JR Bobick – jrbabick300@gmail.com or 952-681-2011
  • May 16th 5pm
    Banner Drop #NoYouthInPrison Lexington Ave and 94 bridge
    Saint Paul, MN
    Contact JR Bobick – jrbabick300@gmail.com or 952-681-2016
  • May 17 Tuesday 4pm
    #NoYouthInPrison Protest at Court House
    15 W Kellogg Blvd
    Saint Paul, MN
    Contact JR Bobick – jrbabick300@gmail.com or 952-681-2011

Mississippi
Missouri

Montana
Nebraska

Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey

  • Elizabeth

    May 21, 2016, 11AM – 2PM: Legal Services Clinic
    Free for parents and caregivers raising system-involved youth. Be sure to bring all your court documents, evaluations and anything else you may want an attorney to review on your behalf. Grassman Hall, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, 655 E Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07206. Refreshments Served.

    May 21, 2016, 12PM-2 PM: Families’ Coalition of Justice-Involved Youth Meeting
    Open to parents, caregivers, and family members of youth involved in the justice system interested in reforming the juvenile justice system in New Jersey. Grassman Hall, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, 655 E Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07206. Refreshments Served.

    May 31, 2016, 7PM-8PM: New Jersey Youth Coalition Meeting & Phone Conference
    A phone conference open to youth who have current or prior or current involvement in the juvenile justice and/or mental health system. Contact Jose at joser@njparentcaucus.org or Duvall at 973-563-0660 or NJPC at 908-994-7257 to register and receive conference phone number and password.

New Mexico

  • Albuquerque
  • Saturday – May 21, 2016
    Albuquerque Protest Against Incarcerating Youth
    1pm to 3pm
    John E. Brown Juvenile Justice Center
    5100 Second Street NW
    Albuquerque, NM 87107

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

New York

North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington

West Virginia
Wisconsin

Wyoming

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SPONSORS

(SPONSORING IS FOR FREE, WE JUST ASK THAT YOU SPREAD THE WORD)

 
1. Save the Kids
2. Poetry Behind the Walls
3. Transformative Justice Journal
4. Wisdom Behind the Walls
5. Journal for Critical Urban Education
6. Durango Hip Hop
7. Academy for Peace Education
8. Durango Prisoner Letter Writing
9. United Against Police Terror – San Diego
10.Vegans for Peace
11. Dirty Hands Collective
12. Outdoor Empowerment
13. Institute for Critical Animal Studies
14. Arissa Media Group
15. International Hip Hop Studies Association
16. Houses Not Jails
17. Criminology Club, Fort Lewis College
18. Department of Sociology, Fort Lewis College
19. Sociology Club, Fort Lewis College
20. Black Student Union, Durango
21. Journal for Critical Animal Studies
22.Green Theory and Praxis Journal
23. Durango Animal Liberation
24. Peace Studies Journal
25. POPS Movement
26. Minnesota Animal Liberation
27. Native Lives Matter
28. Idle No More, Twin Cities
29. American Indian Movement, Twin Cities
30. Black Man Standing
31. Black Riders Liberation Party
32. Civil Liberties Defense Center
33. Decarcerate St. Louis – www.decarceratestl.com
34. Central New York Peace Studies Consortium
35. Twin Cities Graffiti
36. Animal Liberationists of Color
37. Direct Action Everywhere
38. Women Against Speciesism
39. New Jersey Parents Caucus
40. 21 Progress
41. WGM Jeweler Company
42. Critical Animal Studies Academy
43. Men of Principles
44. Midwest Coalition
45. Black Panther Party Cubs
46. Str8Up RealTalk Networks
47. Dignity in Schools
48. Talent for Change
49. Nation of Islam, South Florida
50. Zulu Nation, Miami Chapter
51. Roots Collective, Miami
52. Probation Station
53. ACLU Miami Chapter
54. International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee
55. Indigenous Rights Center
56. Burque Media Productions, Albuquerque, New Mexico
57. Eco-ability Collective
58. Fort Lewis College Animal Liberation
59. Four Corners Antifa
60. Animas SDS
61. Abolition All Prisons
62. Abolition the Police
63. Valley Youth Center in Duluth, MN
64. Black Talk Media Project
65. United Voices of Cortland
66. Buffalo International Action Center
67. Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst
68. Southwest Colorado Earth First!
69. Buffalo Anti Racism Coalition
70. Decarcerate St. Louis
71. CATALYST:politics & culture on KFAI RADIO
72. Buzzy Martin, Musician
73. Alan Feller, NYS Prisoner Justice
74. PUSH Buffalo
75. Youth First Initiative
76. Latin American Cultural Association & Grant Street Neighborhood Center, Buffalo, NY
77. Albuquerque Center for Peace & Justice
78. Youth Justice Coalition, Los Angeles
79. Center for Community Alternatives Inc., New York
80. WNY Peace Center, Buffalo
81. Buffalo Anti Racism Coalition
82. James Yancey Foundation MN Chapter 
83. Universal Movement for the Advancement of Hip Hop (MN)
84. Good Life Youth Foundation, Syracuse, NY
85. Durango Veg Fest
86. Save the Kids Radio, Chicago, w/ Daphne Jackson
87. Journal for Hip Hop Studies
88. Probation Station Radio Show, Miami, FL
89. Youth Outreach Services, Northern Virginia
90. Radical Animal Studies and Total Liberation book series, Peter Lang Publishing
91. Critical Animal Studies and Theory book series, Lexington Books
92. International Hip Hop Activism Conference, Committee
93. Youth Corporation, Inc.
94. Youth Empowerment and Leadership
95. Resistance Magazine
96. Total Liberation Radio
97. Sexual Assault Services Organization, Durango, CO
98. Feminist Voice
99. New Abolitionist Radio, Black Talk Radio
100. Live Change Program
101. Black Talk Media Project . org
102. F.I.R.S.T Contractors, Richmond, VA
103. Stephanie Anderson Congress District 23, FL
104. Minfull Noise
105. Sean Paul
106. spreadlovegang
107. Jay Lyrics
108. GMO Free Florida
109. Anonymous, FL
110. Miracle Movement.Ministries
111. Citizen Action of New York
112. Spade Lunn, Hip Hop Artist
114. Center for a Stateless Society
115. Wake Self, Hip Hop Artist
116. Def-I, Hip Hop Artist
117. Young Native, Hip Hop Artist
118. School 2 Prison Pipeline Facebook Fanpage
119. Hands Up Don’t Shoot Facebook Fanpage
120. Stand Up Sunday – Stand Up Louisville
121. Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, Albuquerque, New Mexico
122. PLOA-People’s Lapel Of Albuquerque
123. Southwest Key Program, Austin, TX
124. The Free Spook movement, Albuquerque, New Mexico
125. Sistas & Brothas United, Bronx, New York
126. Ciedie Aech
127. James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy, Evanston, IL
128. Dana J. Knight, State of Michigan, Democrat, Candidate for State Representative, District 77th
129. Standing Up for Racial Justice
130. United Melanin Associates
131. Law Students in Court, Washington, D.C.
132. Prison Reform Movement
133. Peace and Conflict Studies program, Fort Lewis College
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135.
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144.
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148.
149.
Goal 150.

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NWAAIY 2016 GOALS

15,000 people invited to Facebook event page

200 events nationally

150 sponsors

100 news reports

40 cities

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