Contact

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  • National Address:
    Dr. Anthony J. Nocella II
    Department of Criminal Justice
    Institute for Public Safety
    Salt Lake Community College
    Larry H. Miller Campus
    Public Safety Education and Training Center
    Office: 270D
    9750 South 300 West
    Sandy, Utah 84070
  • National E-mail:
    noyouthinprison@gmail.com

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NATIONAL COORDINATORS

  •  National Outreach Coordinator
    Dr. Anthony J. Nocella II
    E-mail: nocellat@yahoo.com
    Phone-number: 315-657-2911
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    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
    – Manages social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, google+, myspace, Flickr, etc.) and website
    – Main phone-number and contact
    – Main e-mail and address
    – Journal for Hip Hop Studies
    – Transformative Justice Journal
    – Poetry Behind the Walls
    – Annual Hip Hop Activism Conference
    – Annual Transformative Justice Conference

Dr. Anthony J. Nocella II, professor and community leader, is author of over twenty peer-reviewed books, editor of the Peace Studies Journal, director of the Academy for Peace, and editor of three peer-review book series. Dr. Nocella II a leading scholar on the school to prison pipeline and juvenile justice has spoken  around the U.S. for over fifteen years and has been interviewed by New York Times, Washington Post, Durango Herald, Houston Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Fresno Bee, Democracy Now!, and Fox News.

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  • National Action Coordinator
    Selinda Guerrero
    E-mail: oneselinda@yahoo.com
    Phone-number: 505-358-0830
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    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
    – National Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth
    – National Week of Action Against School Pushout
    – Facilitates Monthly Conference Call
    – Send Texts and Phones of Reminders
    – Gathers short month reports from chapters
    – Reminds chapters of organizing at least one monthly event
    – Monthly Event
    – Action Alerts
    Biography: Selinda Guerrero joined Forward Together in July 2018 as a Community Organizer. She will be building relationships with community to build people power. Selinda as an organizer says her main work is to “give voice to the voiceless” as a grassroots human rights activist and organizer. She leads Millions for Prisoners, the New Mexico chapter, a national movement to abolish the loophole in the 13th amendment that allows for the continuation of slavery through the criminal justice system. Organizer for Justice for Jaquise Lewis (“Albuquerque’s Trayvon Martin”) continuing our fight for justice. All of her work is intersectional with focus on issues concerning police violence, injustices within the Prison Industrial Complex while addressing underlying issues of generational poverty, access to housing, education, employment, and healthcare. She is a single mother of 6 with deep roots in New Mexico. She became active and motivated to work for change by building networks of community alliances over the last 24 years. Her current work consists of advocacy for oppressed communities through watch parties, discussion panels, rallies, tabling, community outreach and social media.

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  • National Finance Coordinator
    Alisha Page
    E-mail: nataliah20@yahoo.com
    Phone-number: 253-304-4758
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    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
    – Fundraising
    – Merchandise
    – Grants
    – Membership
    Biography: Alisha Page is a community advocate for change and passionate about ending mass incarceration. She’s has volunteered for the last 8 years creating and assisting with reentry programs. Additionally, an active comrade with Save the Kids originally with Wisdom Behind Walls but now wherever she is needed. She actively attends juvenile court advocating for families caught up in the system. Ms. Page facilitates equity training for k-12, and often provides guidance on teacher retraining. Ms. Page is also a small business owner who is passionate about helping people rebuild their credit and work on debt. She has been providing community workshops for financial literacy and small business for the past fifteen years. Ms. Pages holds a degree in Psychology concentration in Financial Management and B.A. in Sociology.

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  • National Events Coordinator
    Tony Quintana
    E-mail: antonio.quintana@ymail.com
    Phone-number: 505-604-2224
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    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
    – National Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth
    – National Week of Action Against School Pushout
    – Transformative Justice Conference
    – International Hip Hop Activism Conference

Tony Quintana is a loving father, educator, emcee, and activist. He has worked in Health Promotion/Disease Prevention for over 9 years, and has managed health education programs on a wide variety of topics including HIV, diabetes, fitness and nutrition. As an emcee and show promoter, Tony (also known by his stage name I.Q. the Professor) has been very active in the local hip-hop scene in Albuquerque, NM where he co-founded the Conscious Eating and Hip-Hop event series, and is a co-founder of the Dezert Banditz hip-hop crew. He is currently the Plant-Based Eating Program Manager for Animal Protection of New Mexico and Youth Education Director for the Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living.

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  • National Publication Coordinator
    Arash Daneshzadeh
    E-mail: arashdaneshzadeh@gmail.com
    – Poetry Behind the Walls
    – The Journal of Hip Hop Studies

    – Transformative Justice Journal
    – Hip Hop Studies and Activism book series

     

     

    Arash Daneshzadeh is a faculty member at the University of San Francisco–School of Education (Department of Organizational Leadership), and serves as Director of Programs for Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ). Daneshzadeh has served as a faculty in the Prison University Project at San Quentin Penitentiary since 2011. He is co-author of several books including Dismantling The School To Prison PipelineUnhooking from Whiteness (Volume 3), Academic Lynching, and Hip Hop Education and Dismantling The School To Prison Pipeline. He teaches classes on the sociology of hip hop and on the apartheid within campus cultures and environments. Co-editor of the International Journal of Peace Studies and Book Review editor of Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education his praxis converges between identity formation, gender studies, carceral studies, and school organizational theory.

PROGRAM COORDINATORS

  • National Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth
    Tony Quintana
    E-mail: antonio.quintana@ymail.com
    Phone-number: 505-604-2224
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  • National Week of Action Against School Pushout
    Tony Quintana
    E-mail: antonio.quintana@ymail.com
    Phone-number: 505-604-2224
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  • Transformative Justice Journal
    Editor: Arash Daneshzadeh
    E-mail: arashdaneshzadeh@gmail.com
     

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  • Poetry Behind the Walls
    Editor: Anthony J. Nocella II
    E-mail: nocellat@yahoo.com
    Phone-number: 315-657-2911

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  • The Journal of Hip Hop Studies
    Editor: Dr. Daniel White Hodge
    E-mail: dwhodge@northpark.edu
    Phone-number:

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  • Annual Transformative Justice Conference
    Tony Quintana
    E-mail: antonio.quintana@ymail.com
    Phone-number: 505-604-2224

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  • Annual Hip Hop Activism Conference
    Tony Quintana
    E-mail: antonio.quintana@ymail.com
    Phone-number: 505-604-2224
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CHAPTERS

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  • Albuquerque Save the Kids
    Selinda Guerrero – Regional Coordinator
    E-mail: oneselinda@yahoo.com
    Phone-number: 505-358-0830

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  • Moneka Stevens – Regional Coordinator
    E-mail: monekastevens1@gmail.com
    Phone-number: 505-417-3707
    Biography: Moneka Stevens serves as the Community Engagement Director at Health Leadership High School. Since 2000, she has worked in community development and curriculum designed focused on Positive Youth Development as well as youth engagement in community transformation. She serves on a variety of Boards including the Bernalillo County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities. Moneka earned her Masters from the University of New Mexico in Community & Regional Planning with a concentration in community development, youth development and youth policy.

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  • Atlanta Save the Kids
    Susan Davis – Regional Coordinator
    E-mail: susanaatl041@gmail.com
    Phone-number: 678-803-8279

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  • Bay Area Save the Kids
    Arash Daneshzadeh – Regional Coordinator
    E-mail: arashdaneshzadeh@gmail.com
    Phone-number:

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  • Central New York Save the Kids
    Matt Reschke – Regional Coordinator
    E-mail: SaveTheKids44@gmail.com
    Phone-number: 315-416-2229
    Central New York Save the Kids Events/News
    Central New York Save the Kids Facebook Page
  • BIOGRAPHY: Matthew “ R Source” Reschke is a community Organizer, youth mentor. Radio Host of “OFF THE HOOK w/ R Source” became involved in Save the Kids after speaking to incarcerated youth about all the positive opportunities in music especially Hip Hop. Dj, Music Enthusiast, Hip Hop Activist. Some current work consists of various roles in the filed of higher education, advocacy for oppressed, social media discussion panels, tabling, and community outreach.
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  • Chicago Save the Kids
    Daphne Jackson – Regional Coordinator
    E-mail: daphnejackso@gmail.com
    Phone-number: 773-569-0760
    Chicago Save the Kids Events/News
    Chicago Save the Kids Facebook Page
    Biography: Daphne Jackson is a Revolutionary Freedom Fighter and People’s advocate from Chicago, IL. Daphne works mainly in the streets of Chicago to politicize and organize those within the poverty stricken and disenfranchised communities. Daphne is an Organizer in the Chicago chapter of Save The Kids, also a grassroot organization which strives for the end to youth incarceration; Treasurer and member of the Midwest Coalition for Non Violence; and member/Treasurer for Black Men United For Peace. She is also a member and founder of community organization Fight for Our Families, as well as being involved with various other groups and programs including the Black Panther Party Cubs, which provide alternative resources in education, housing, food supply and youth extracurricular activities to people in impoverished and disenfranchised communities. Daphne also is founder, producer, editor and publisher for Str8Up RealTalk Network, which consist of Str8Up RealTalk Radio and Str8Up RealTalk Magazine.

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  • Houston Save the Kids
    Bernadette Session – Regional Coordinator
    E-mail: bernadette@vegansocietyofpeace.org
    Phone-number:
    832-6549277

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  • Miami Save the Kids
    David Michael – Regional Coordinator
    E-mail: miamisavethekids86@gmail.com
    Phone-number: 954-483-8131
    Miami Save the Kids Events/News
    Miami Save the Kids Facebook Page
    BIOGRAPHY: David Michael is a community activist that feeds the homeless and also gives back to the community by putting on events for the Youth he has ran two successful programs such as teaching the youth how to grow there own food and mentoring kids in the foster care system

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  • Saint Louis Save the Kids
    Yada Shakur – Regional Coordinator
    E-mail: Yadashakur@gmail.com
    Phone-number: 314-583-1159
    Biography:
    Yada Shakur Alumni of Sophia Project Black Lives Matter advocate, Water Protector, Brand Ambassador for grassroots campaigns, Spoken Word Artist with a working focus on various aspects of urban outreach.

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  • San Diego Save the Kids
    Catherine Mendonca – Regional Coordinator
    E-mail: cmendonca@riseup.net
    Phone-number: 619-317-5641

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  • Seattle Save the Kids
    Alisha Page – Regional Coordinator
    E-mail: nataliah20@yahoo.com
    Phone-number: 253-304-4758
    Judith Lenford – Regional Coordinator
    E-mail: judithgrahamlenford@ymail.com
    Phone-number: 253-283-1909
    Cinnamon Brown – Regional Coordinator
    E-mail: cinnamon.brown@live.com
    Phone-number: 252-249-3076
    Save the Kids Facebook Events/News
    Seattle Save the Kids Facebook Page
    Biography: Alisha Page is a community advocate for change and passionate about ending mass incarceration. She’s has volunteered for the last 8 years creating and assisting with reentry programs. Additionally, an active comrade with Save the Kids originally with Wisdom Behind Walls but now wherever she is needed. She actively attends juvenile court advocating for families caught up in the system. Ms. Page facilitates equity training for k-12, and often provides guidance on teacher retraining. Ms. Page is also a small business owner who is passionate about helping people rebuild their credit and work on debt. She has been providing community workshops for financial literacy and small business for the past fifteen years. Ms. Pages holds a degree in Psychology concentration in Financial Management and B.A. in Sociology.

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  • Superior Save the Kids
  • Lucas Alan Dietsche – Regional Coordinator
    Phone: 920-266-5012
    E-mail: lucasdietsche81@gmail.com

     

    Lucas Alan Dietsche is  a formerly incarcerated person and regional organizer for  Superior Save the Kids, national contact for the Letters to Prisoners project, and also on the Board of Directors of Ex-Incarcerated People Organizing.  Dietsche got his History degree at UW-Oshkosh and currently getting my Masters from University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Dietsche has presented papers with the Convict Criminology Group at American Society of Criminology and met a whole range of criminologists internationally  He is also a Certified Peer Support Specialist from the state of Wisconsin and member of Socialist Action. Dietsche has six books published on Amazon and host poetry nights at a coffee shop.

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HONORABLE ADVISORS

  • Kym Young – Regional Coordinator
    E-mail: kyoung1765@gmail.com
    Phone- number: 218-673-6017
    Lucas Alan – Regional Representative
    E-mail: dietschel@uwplatt.edu
    Phone-number: 920-266-5012
    Superior Save the Kids Events/News
    Superior Save the Kids Facebook Page
    Biography: Kym E Young is a Community Human Rights advocate working in the Duluth/Superior Area for social justice and equal rights for PoC and all marginalized groups. Kym received her M.A. in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Superior in 2012. She uses both her artwork and her knowledge and experience to educate and advocate for those whose voices are not heard in mainstream society.

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