Community Rights Campaign
Who's Streets? Our Streets! Spring Break Taking Action.
2012 Spring Break Taking Action begins
This year the Labor Community Strategy Center's Spring Break Take Action (SBTA) political education and action program welcomes over 20 students. SBTA is majority 9th and 10th grade Black and Brown young women, from five Los Angeles high schools and colleges. SBTA is serious about developing young people's skills as grassroots organizers and leaders of civil rights campaigns here in Los Angeles.
Young people in our Taking Action clubs and Bus Riders Union Arts and Activism class at Cleveland, Roosevelt, Miguel Contreras, Manual Arts and Crenshaw high schools organize during their spring vacation and get on the buses, spreading the word in working class Black, Latino and Asian communities. They have conversations with bus riders about our fight against the prison industrial complex, transit racism and the struggle for civil rights, for accessible and affordable transportation and about our recent victory amending municipal code 45.04, one step closer to decriminalizing our Black and Brown communities. This program is an intense experience that is both very challenging and rewarding striving to build youth leadership in our schools and communities.
About Carla Gonzalez
- Jan 22 2013