2014 2nd Annual National Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth

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national week blueFounded 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.”

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We are looking for groups around the world to organize events.

The events can take any forum the organization wishes such as: candlelight vigil, spoken-word mic night, protest, rally, teach-in, workshop, lecture, panel, conference, dinner, lunch, potluck, sit-in, parade, or pamphletting.
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2014 WEEK OF ACTION THEMES FOR EACH DAY

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May 19 – Monday – Remember 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

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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 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 the Criminalization of Youth of Color and Economically Disadvantaged Youth

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LOCATIONS OF EVENTS

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