Criminal Justice

SYOA Notebook: What I’ve Learned So Far in SYOA | August 3rd, 2010

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.

Mapping LAMC 45.04 "Truancy Tickets" by Geograhical Area, Race and Gender

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....

Movie Screening: 10 Rules for Dealing with Police

Date from/to: 
Aug 6 2010 - 6:00pm - Aug 6 2010 - 7:00pm
Contact Information: 

Kendra Williby: 


Labor Community Strategy Center
3780 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1200
Los Angeles, CA, 90010
United States
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SYOA Notebook: It's Organizing Season Again!! | July 24th, 2010

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...."

SYOA Notebook: There are no Small Jobs in Building a Movement | August 3rd, 2010

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. 

SYOA Notebook: The Next Generation of Civil & Human Rights Organizers in Training | July 24th, 2010

Summer Youth Organizing Academy, participant Desirae Monique Duncan, writes about her first day of organizing in buses. "People that are heavily impacted by the prison system need to be organized because if they share their experiences it will open our eyes to the conditions we're all exposed to and how unjust they really are...."

Organizing to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline Resolution | US Social Forum 2010

Publication Date: 
Jul 6 2010
The Advancement Project, Community Rights Campaign, Padres & Jovenes Unidos, Youth Justice Coalition, Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana, Power U Center and Youth United for Change

Zero Tolerance and the School-to-Prison Pipeline | by Jim Freeman from Advancement Project

The Advancement Project's presentation at the US Social Forum during our "Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline" workshop. The workshop was hosted by the Advancement Project (Washington, D.C.), Padres y Jovenes Unidos (Denver, Colorado), and the Community Rights Campaign "No to Pre-Prison" Campagin (Los Angeles).

US Social Forum Spoken Word Piece: Para Los Jovenes In the Struggle

Lissett Lazo, Community Rights Organizer, performs a spoken word piece at the US Social Forum 2010, during our "Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline" workshop with our national allies (Advancement Project, Padres y Jovenes Unidos, Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana, Youth United for Change, and Power U Center).