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.
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.
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...."
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
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).
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).