Lissett Lazo, SYOA Alumni '07 and Community Rights Organizer, reflects on the highlights and breakthroughs of this year's Summer Youth Organizing Academy class. She looks back to her own experience as a SYOA student as a pivotal point in her own growth and transformation as an organizer and young Salvadoreña, Hondureña, Nucaraguense womyn.
In our forth annual Summer Youth Organizing Academy, Mike Breazell performs a spoken word piece that takes it back to our "Billons for Buses" Campaign and reaffirms that our fight is not over and nor will we give up what is rightfully ours!
Cithnia Gonzalez performs a spoken word piece, connecting our fight to end the "truancy sweeps" and pre-prisoning of our Black and Latino students at Roosevelt High School with the Chicano Student Walk Outs in 1968 and other oppressed nationality struggles for self-determination and liberation.
Yolanda Arenales, La Opinión , August 3, 2010
Proyecto de ley penalizaría a padres con hasta un año de cárcel | Bill will penalize parents will up to a year in jail
Junior Summer Youth Organizing Academy, participant Lamont Harrell, writes about his reasons for coming back to the junior SYOA Program.Hi my name Lamont Harrell and I'm in Junior SYOA . I was in SYOA last year but I decided to come back for 3 reasons. Reason 1: I wanted to learn more about campaigns and I like to organize.
by Ashley Franklin
The Community Rights Campaign has created a new map to track the geographical areas and the break down of the race and gender composition of students that have received Daytime Curfew "Truancy" Tickets under the Los Angeles Municipal Code 45.04. This map is an important tool in making the legal case that "truancy" tickets violate the civil and educational rights of the 90% Black and Latino students that attend LAUSD schools....
Map of LA Municipal Code 45.04 Tickets Distributed (between the years 2004 to 2009) by LAPD Precinct
Publication/Circulation Date:Jul 30 2010
Aug 6 2010 - 6:00pm - Aug 6 2010 - 7:00pm
Kendra Williby: Kendra@thestrategycenter.org
See map: Google Maps
Labor Community Strategy Center
3780 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1200Los Angeles, CA, 90010
Summer Youth Organizing Academy participant, Damien Romero, shares his lessons and experiences of organizing with the Community Rights Campaign for the first time. "Organizing for the first time was a very moving experience. Even though I was a bit nervous to be placed into conversation with strangers, the fact that I was able to carry them out was very reassuring as the day went on...."
Karla Chavez is a member and volunteer for the Community Rights Campaign. She is our volunteer photographer for the Summer Youth Organizing Academy. She blogs about her role in helping build a movement to end the criminalization of our people and the importance of documenting our work through photography.