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 DIRECTORS /
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  •  National Director of Outreach
    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, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology in the Institute of Public Safety at Salt Lake Community College. He is the editor of the Peace Studies Journal, Transformative Justice Journal, and co-editor of five book series including Critical Animal Studies and Theory with Lexington Books and Hip Hop Studies and Activism with Peter Lang Publishing. He has published over fifty book chapters or articles and forty books. Nocella is the National Coordinator of Save the Kids, Executive Director of the Institute for Critical Animal Studies, Director of the Academy for Peace Education, and acquisitions editor of Arissa Media Group. His work has been translated in Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, German, Korean, and Japanese. He has been interviewed by New York Times, Washington Post, Houston Chronicles, Durango Herald, Fresno Bee, Fox, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, and Los Angeles Times.

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  • National Director of Community Engagement
    Mac Allred
    E-mail:
    Phone-number: 808-561-2535
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    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
    – 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

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  • National Director of Finance
    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 Director of Campaigns
    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 Director of Publications
    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

  • Southwest 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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  • Buffalo Save the Kids
    Luana DeJesus – Regional Coordinator
    E-mail: bflolovergirl@gmail.com
    Phone-number: 716-279-8504
    Buffalo Save the Kids Events/News

    Buffalo Save the Kids Facebook Page
  • ______________________________________________________________________________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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  • South Save the Kids
    Bernadette Session – Regional Coordinator
    E-mail: bernadette@vegansocietyofpeace.org
    Phone-number:
    832-6549277

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  • West Save the Kids
    Luke Reynolds – Regional Coordinator
    E-mail: luke.r.reynolds@gmail.com
    Phone-number: 763-645-7100
    Los Angeles Save the Kids Events/News

    Los Angeles Save the Kids Facebook Page

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    Arash Daneshzadeh – Regional Coordinator
    E-mail: arashdaneshzadeh@gmail.com
    Phone-number:

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  • Southeast 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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  • Northwest 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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  • North 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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