Community Rights Campaign
Spring Break Take Action (SBTA) is a week-long volunteer internship of the Labor/Community Strategy Center’s Community Rights Campaign for youth of color and working class youth in LAUSD high schools. SBTA is a program that gives youth a chance to see how they can become organizers in their community and to get more involved in the work of the Strategy Center.
Spring Break Take Action 2009From April 6th-10th, the Labor Community Strategy Center held its third annual Spring Break Take Action volunteer internship where students spent their spring break vacation learning about the history of the expansion of the prison system over the last thirty years, most specifically in California, and the impacts that the largest prison system in the world has had on our communities. Along with understanding the conditions that have allowed for a 700% increase in the California prison population in less than 25 years, the students also studied successful models of intervention and prevention that reduce crime and the prison population without using incarceration and community suppression as the first and only solution.
A video overview of the April 2009 program, with footage of students in the program from North Hollywood, Westchester and Cleveland High School in action, and in reflection on the curriculum.
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