Durham Public Schools: Kick Out Cops, Not Kids!

foxy coxyKick Out Cops, Not Kids: Youth Organizing Institute Opposes Placement of Police Officers in 5 DPS Middle Schools

Durham Public Schools’ decision to place police officers (as “school resource officers”) in 5 middle schools is irresponsible to the young people and the communities our education system is meant to serve. We know the role that police play in our schools: to perpetuate the criminalization of youth of color, queer youth, undocumented youth, disabled youth, and more.

There is little evidence that having police officers in schools improves student safety or the safety of the school environment. These officers function within and uphold a “school-to-prison-pipeline” which punishes students for conflicts that could be resolved with transformative and restorative tools; paints Black and Brown youth as inherently defiant and less than human; and creates a school environment where youth cannot learn and be supported to reach their fullest potential.

We call on the Durham Public Schools System to take the side of its young people who are learning in an increasingly violently racist and oppressive world. Cops in our schools is not the answer when they routinely escalate conflicts and treat youth as subjects who need to be neutralized and forced to comply to intimidation and scare tactics.

In the past several months we have witnessed the harm that police officers cause in our school environments. On January 3rd, 2017, a Rolesville High School (Wake County) student Jasmine Darwin was picked up and slammed to the ground by School Resource Officer Ruben De Los Santos while attempting to break up a fight. She was diagnosed with a concussion later that day. De Los Santos was placed on administrative leave. A former SRO from Hillside High School (Durham County) is currently facing charges for sexual misconduct and exploitation of a minor. This SRO began targeting this student in middle school.

These are only the stories we know of but we can gather from the racist role that police officers play in the broader society that there are hundreds more, if not thousands, of youth who have been targeted and criminalized by police officers in their schools.

Since 2010, the Youth Organizing Institute has supported high school students in fighting to end racism and re-segregation, to dismantle the school to prison pipeline and to make schools safer for LGBTQ youth.

We defend and are in solidarity with all young people who fight for schools where police officers are not the arbitrators of conflict, harm, and justice; who fight for schools where youth are able to be their full selves, are supported by their educators, school counselors, and the broader community; who fight for schools where issues of white supremacy, homophobia and transphobia, sexism, xenophobia, islamophobia, and more can be addressed on the basis of shared humanity, dignity, and a vision for a liberated world for young people and all people.

Join us and others at the Durham City Council work session this Thursday, July 27 to share your thoughts on DPS’s recent decision to place police officers as SROs in 5 middle schools this year.

1 p.m. in the Council’s Committee Room, 2nd floor City Hall

We Keep Fighting! Freedom School 2017 Crowdfunder

2016 Raleigh Freedom School

2016 Raleigh Freedom School


Goal:
$5,000
Raised: $2,295

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This summer is our EIGHTH YEAR of our Annual Summer Freedom Schools! In both Raleigh and Durham, we are hosting two week-long tracks for young freedom fighters. We are also taking up a unique opportunity to partner with the NC Environmental Justice Network to make Freedom School mobile through an intergenerational gathering in Eastern North Carolina!

Our political education program emphasizes the power of marginalized youth who are at the intersections of race, gender, class, sexuality, and immigrant status. Through popular education workshops, teambuilding games, and discussions, we’re building the leadership skills, critical thinking, and political analysis of direct impacted youth. Students come from big cities and small towns in NC to be apart of a cohort fighting against environmental racism, the school to prison pipeline, Indigenous land reclamation, reproductive justice, homophobia, an end to school re-segregation and so much more.  We rely heavily on youth, parents, educators, volunteers, and all changemakers in our community to shape a curriculum that reflect local and historical struggles.

Writing Across Dream Time with Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Writing Across Dream Time with Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Our program provides transportation support, breakfast and lunch, as well as a participant stipend to all youth who attend freedom school. We couldn’t continue to do so without the support of our community!

Your donation goes to helping youth enact change throughout their communities by eliminating as many barriers as possible to organizing.

Since last year, we’ve seen devastating political moves and amazing wins that felt almost impossible. In North Carolina alone, they’ve removed power from schools to keep trans students safe with HB2, rounded up migrant students in Durham County like Wildin Acosta, and given no restitution for students attacked by police in Wake County Schools, like Jasmine Darwin. Under the new era of Betsy Devos, more than ever, our goal is to build young people’s skills as leaders, resisters, and organizers. Will you join us?

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You can learn more about our Freedom School program here and check out photos of our workshops, field trips, and actions we’ve taken to build youth power. 

APPLY NOW FOR FREEDOM SCHOOL 2017!

CALLING ALL RABBLE ROUSERS! APPLY TODAY!

Join us for a summer of learning people’s history, protest skills, and political analysis!
The Youth Organizing Institute is a popular and political education leadership development program committed to DISMANTLING THE SCHOOL-TO-PRISON-PIPELINE, ENDING RACISM & RESEGREGATION, AND MAKE SCHOOLS SAFE FOR LGBTQ YOUTH.

For the past 7 years, our Summer Freedom School has been a space for high school students who are passionate about changing the world to convene, share stories, and learn the skills necessary for creating the world we deserve. There will be art, workshops, dancing, talent shows, field trips, and so much more!

Raleigh Freedom School: June 20th – June 30th
=> DEADLINE: June 8th

Durham Freedom School: July 11th – 21st
=> DEADLINE: June 10th

Freedom School tracks are 2 weeks long: Tuesdays – Fridays. 9am-4:30pm; Friday programming may run later.

YOI FREEDOM SCHOOL IS FOR HIGH SCHOOL AGED YOUTH, AGES 12-18 (8th-12th grade).

Interested? Fill out this application! SPACE IS LIMITED. If you are accepted into the program, you will be eligible to receive a $100 stipend for completing your Freedom School track. Meals provided and transportation available.

Been to Freedom School before and want to help shape this one and lead the new cohort? APPLY TO BE AN INTERN. There is a $500 stipend for the position.
=> INTERN DEADLINE: May 29th (all tracks)

MAY DAY 2017: CALL TO ACTION!

WE SUPPORT STUDENT STRIKES ON MAY DAY!

The Youth Organizing Institute has endorsed the Triangle Unity May Day Coalition and Triangle People’s Assembly’s call to action for May Day (International Workers Day)!

Here’s an excerpt from that call:

WE STRIKE FOR:

  • An end raids and deportations! Stop all check-points!
  • ICE out of everywhere – Sanctuary cities, schools, neighborhoods!
  • An end to racist police murders and brutality – Police out of our neighborhoods and schools!
  • End excessive funding for police and prisons! Police accountability and community oversight!
  • $15/hr, a union and collective bargaining rights for all workers
  • An end to Islamophobia and the racist travel ban
  • Independent People’s Investigation into the Durham Co. jail.
  • An end to wars abroad! Cut funding for Pentagon and NATO to fund the people’s needs!
  • Full repeal of House Bill 2 – No compromise with hate! No to Homophobia and transphobia
  • Fully funded public jobs program and all public services! NO budget cuts!
  • An end to rape culture & violence against women and LGBTQ people
  • Environments free from all pollutants such as dumpsites, hog farms and destructive pipelines.
  • Free and appropriate healthcare including reproductive and mental healthcare for all.
  • Fully funded public schools including full-time teacher assistants, nurses and social workers as well as specialized art, music, world language and P.E. educators
  • An end to the school to prison pipeline and a funded implementation of restorative discipline practices
  • The right to build political & people’s power in the streets and at the ballot box

We invite others to join this call!
We call on our community to organize resistance in your workplace, school, or neighborhood and encourage a multitude of actions! In these 100 days we’ve also seen massive resistance – from the 3.5 million strong Women’s arch in January to the powerful Day Without an Immigrant/Un Dia Sin Inmigrante — and now May Day can be the next day of resistance – both in the US and around the world!
The Youth Organizing Institute AMPLIFIES the call to students — particularly high school students — to take action on May Day: to walk out, to disrupt, to fight back against the injustices that show up in our classrooms, neighborhoods, cities, and communities.

We know school buildings to be tremendous sites of power and resistance where students resist through queer-straight alliances, student activist clubs, and other organizing tactics the oppressive powers that be. School buildings can also be terrifying sites of violence and harm where the presence of law enforcement officials like school resource officers make students fear for their safety. We recognize that schools are not immune from the injustices of the world and that often, issues students are facing outside of the school become amplified in classrooms.

On May Day, people across the United States and globe are taking action against racism, homophobia, transphobia, anti-immigrant bigotry, islamophobia, sexism, and more. Students, workers, families, parents, and educators are going on strike for living wages and unions, healthcare, public education, housing, freedom from fear, and so much more.

The Youth Organizing Institute encourages and supports high school students who are taking action. We are in solidarity with you and will defend you as we build the youth and student movement together across the Triangle, North Carolina, and the country.

If Only HB 142 Was An April Fool’s Joke

One day prior to International Trans Day of Visibility, Governor Roy Cooper signed HB 142, which although touted as a “compromise” to the anti-trans House Bill 2, still fails to protect trans and gender non-conforming citizens. It actively barrs cities from creating their own non-discrimination ordinances, whether it be for public bathrooms, schools, or the workplace. Read the (short) bill here.

YOI in March: SVA All-Member Gathering

A few members of staff represented YOI at the first annual Southern Vision Alliance (SVA) All-Member Gathering at Haw River State Park! SVA supports 16 member organizations, including YOI, Ignite NC, and Muslims for Social Justice. We were able to learn from some of these amazing organizers doing necessary work across the state and think about ways we can plug in, as well. #LessEgoMoreImpact.

“SVA is committed to building the capacity and power of youth-led and youth-centered organizations and movements knowing that often, young people are not given the space and resources to facilitate change.”

Upcoming Community Events

April 2nd, 2017. Durham Solidarity Center Open House & 7th Anniversary! “Come out for the Durham Solidarity Center’s 7th anniversary celebration and open house at our new space on April 2! We’ll have a DJ, food, art, and more – plus the chance to meet and learn about the work that many local organizations are doing in our community.” 2:00pm at the Durham Solidarity Center. Find more information here.

April 4th, 2017. Pack the Courthouse for Rahrah! “RahRah is facing 12 years in prison for being a Black Trans Womxn! we must show up for our sister.let’s PACK the courthouse to show these pigs that the entire community supports RahRah and will fight for her freedom.“ 1:30pm at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse! Find more information here.

April 7th, 2017. First Friday Potluck & Game Night. “Join us for the first of many First Friday Potluck & Game Nights at the NEW Durham Solidarity Center! We’ve got lots of games, including co-operative and kids games, but feel free to bring more! If you can, please bring a dish to share. BYOB.“ 6:00pm at the Durham Solidarity Center. Find more information here.

April 7th, 2017. Blackspace Presents: The GRAND Slam Finals! “It’s here! Durham’s youth slam season ends on April 7th with the creation of the FIRST slam team out of the Bull City to apply to Brave New Voices! All of our slams throughout the season have doubled as fundraisers to get to Brave New Voices in the Bay Area, California. This one is no different. Instead of passing the hat, we’re selling tickets. Every single ticket sold will go to the transportation, lodging and meals to the team members (and their coaches).” 7:00pm at Hayti Heritage Center. Find more information here.

April 10th, 2017. Polyphony: a poetry reading by Destiny Hemphill. “Join local poet Destiny Hemphill in celebrating her admission to Callaloo’s Writing Workshop in Barbados! She will be reading from newer works as well as from her retrospective chapbook polyphony, which will be available as a gift with purchase of a ticket. To purchase, click on the link at the Beyu Caffe website. “ 6:30pm at Beyu Cafe. Find more information here.

April 14th, 2017. Movies N’ Cornbread. “This month at BLACKSPACE CHAPEL HILL, (179 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC) we’re watching The Wiz. As you know, in the original Wizard of Oz there are no Black actors and actresses whatsoever. The Wiz corrects this with an all Black cast. Movies and Cornbread is a monthly fundraiser for Blackspace Poetry. All donations support our weekly after school programs and help send our first poetry team to Brave New Voices, the largest youth poetry competition in the world.” 6:30pm at Blackspace Chapel Hill. Find more information here.

April 15th, 2017. Trans & GNC Closet. “CELEBRATING trans, intersex, gender non-conforming, gender variant, and agender folx, we are creating an affirming space to build our wardrobes and community. This is a monthly program hosted by the LGBTQ Center of Durham. Transgender, intersex, agender, gender variant, and non-conforming people of all ages are invited to attend, grab free clothes, and hang out at the Center. Light refreshments will be provided.” Find more information here.

April 15th, 2017. Bilingual Nonviolent Direct Action Training. “To help us prepare to be even more powerful and adaptive in the present moment, our next day-long workshop will be a nonviolent direct action​ ​training​ ​intensive on Saturday, April 15th. This participatory workshop will include reflection on current direct action work, and a whole lot of practice with our bodies. / Para ayudar a prepararnos para ser aún más poderosxs y adaptables en el momento actual, nuestro próximo taller de un día entero será un entrenamiento de acción directa sin violencia el sábado 15 de abril. Este taller participativo incluirá una reflexión sobre el trabajo actual de acción directa, y mucha práctica utilizando nuestros propios cuerpos.” 10am in Durham (register for location). Find more information here.

Sundays in April. Weekly Queer Beginning Aerials. Queer adults can support queer & trans youth by coming out to Queer Youth Circus’s adult beginner classes. Drop-in any day and you’ll learn at your own pace beginner partner acrobatics or moves on the trapeze, aerial silks, and lyra. 12pm at Triangle Circus Arts. Find more information here.

What Happened to Jasmine Darwin?

What Happened to Jasmine Darwin?

State investigators are still looking into the case of a police officer who slammed a Rolesville High School student to the floor. While National attention has been placed on school policing since a nine-second video was posted on Twitter on Jan. 3 showing a Rolesville Police Officer picking up student Jasmine Darwin and dropping her to the floor. The Police Officer has been placed on PAID leave.

In response to the video, Wake County Commissioner Jessica Holmes organized a community meeting on the school-to-prison pipeline. She is interested in starting a conversation whether we should have school resource officers in our schools and, if we do, what should be their role.

Questions still exist about what happened at Rolesville High School.
An attorney for Darwin’s family says the student had been trying to break up a fight between two other girls when she was “slammed on the ground like a rag doll” and suffered a concussion.

The presence of police in schools has escalated dramatically in the last several decades, and the figures on arrests and referrals to law enforcement show disproportionate targeting of Black and Latino students. This is just one aspect of the school-to-prison pipeline, where some students are denied an opportunity to succeed, and instead are pushed out of school and into the juvenile or criminal justice system.

The Dignity in Schools Campaign has developed a set of policy recommendations for schools, districts, states and federal policy-makers to end the regular presence of law enforcement in schools.

SUMMARY OF COUNSELORS NOT COPS POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS
The Dignity in Schools Campaign has developed the following recommendations for schools, districts, states and federal policy-makers:

1. End the Regular Presence of Law Enforcement in Schools
We are calling for removal of any law enforcement personnel assigned to be present on a regular basis in schools, including sworn officers (and unsworn if they are armed security), municipal police officers, school police officers, school resource officers (SROs), sheriff’s deputies, parole and probation officers, tribal officers, truancy officers, ICE officers or other immigration officials and armed security guards.

2. Create Safe Schools through Positive Safety and Discipline Measures
Instead, school staff trained to ensure safe and positive school climates, such as community intervention workers, peacebuilders, behavior interventionists, transformative or restorative justice coordinators, school aides, counselors and other support staff, can and do prevent and address safety concerns and conflicts. These staff monitor school entrances and ensure a welcoming environment, respond to the root causes of conflict and disruptive behaviors, prevent and intervene to stop intergroup and interethnic tension, and address students’ needs.

3. Restrict the Role of Law Enforcement that are Called in to Schools

On those rare occasions when it is appropriate for law enforcement to enter a school building, there should be agreements with police departments that limit the cases when law enforcement can be called in to a school, with particular safeguards in place to ensure students’ rights to education and dignity are protected, in addition to their constitutional rights to counsel and due process.

The Solutions Not Suspensions team is looking to bring visibility and credibility to these recommendations. If you have any suggestions or want to get involved, contact as at Campaign@empoweryouthnc.org.

Post-HKonJ Youth Power Assembly + What’s New

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Happy Black History Month!

First off, we’re hosting a Post-HKonJ Youth Power Assembly with IgniteNC! Open for all young people wanting to build a collective platform powered by the fight for liberation for all. We’re up against a lot under a new presidency so we’ll be building our toolkits with skills and strategies crucial to maintaining our momentum.

There were a lot of amazing ideas, connections, and collaborations made there last year. Let’s continue, and envision this year with youth organizers from all across NC!

Pizza provided.

11am to 4pm at Shaw University, Raleigh, NC. Room TBA.

    YOI In January

Beyond organizing the Assembly, over the past month YOI has been working to support the youth of Wake County with our Press Conference with EJA regarding the police officer assault on a black student at Rolesville High. We (along with many of you!) contacted various officials about the matter on Twitter. Check out the response: #CounselorsNotCops.

Towards the end of the month, we spoke at Center for School Improvement’s Leadership Institute to discuss the importance of restorative justice practices in schools. We will be continuing this work with a workshop on the #Rolesville High incident. More information soon! Keep on the lookout.

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January was also the month we settled into our new office! We’re very lucky to share this space with many other radical community organizations. We’re enormously grateful for our years at the Hayti Heritage Center and everything we’ve been able to create there! Contact Anthony at anthony@empoweryouthnc.org if you’d like to stop by our new location.

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Thank you to everyone who showed up in January amongst an onslaught of new attacks against Muslim immigrants and refugees, Black and Brown youth, women, and LGBTQ folks, and many intersections thereof. We’re grateful to have you fighting alongside us.

    More Upcoming Events

February 5th, 2017. Speak Out In Solidarity with Immigrant Youth. Come out to iNSIDE oUT’s Youth March for #JessieHernadez, a Latina youth murdered by police and whose killer was not indicted. 4:30pm at the LGBT Center of Durham. Find more information here.

February 5th, 2017. The Black Girls and Women Matter Town Hall Planning Committee will host a Town Hall in order to elevate the voices and experiences of black girls and women in Greensboro. 12pm at James B. Dudley High School. Find more information here.

Sundays in February. Queer Adult Aerials & Acro Class. Queer adults can support queer & trans youth by coming out to Queer Youth Circus’s adult beginner classes. Drop-in any day and you’ll learn at your own pace beginner partner acrobatics or moves on the trapeze, aerial silks, and lyra. Acro at 11am or Aerials 12pm at Triangle Circus Arts. Find more information here.

2016 Reflections

Dear Community,

We made it through another year together. Even though organizing in North Carolina in 2016 was a balancing act, youth activists were an ever-present, growing force. We were unified in our fight when we learned HB2 was passed during a special session of the General Assembly, on the anniversary of Blake Brockington’s death. Youth came from every corner of the state when Keith Lamont Scott was killed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, and stayed even in the face of horrific police brutality.

In 2016, we launched the campaign to Get Cops Out of Schools in Durham and Wake County. We’re proud to have trained youth activists during our 4th Annual Teen Convening, Pre-HKonJ Youth Power Convening, and 7th Annual Freedom School. This year our youth fought against forced deportation and their right to education; cultural assimilation and the right to wear headwraps in school; transphobic policies and the right to access safe, gender-neutral school restrooms. We’re honored to to support such resistance.

The continued brilliance and bravery of youth wouldn’t be the same without the support of teachers, parents, and mentors. We’re so grateful for the adults who have always affirmed, celebrated, and uplifted our youth leaders. Similarly, YOI’s work couldn’t exist without our tireless volunteers, staff, and community partners. Thank you so much for all your support throughout the years. None of this would be possible without it. Last year, our small staff grew to accommodate new visions, new plans. We are beyond thrilled to congratulate Loan for their new role as director, as well as welcome Santos, Anthony, and Babette onto staff.

2017 is finally here. In the new year, YOI will host a high school fellowship program to support student activism on campuses. We will continue our fight against SROs (cops) in schools and for liberation for Black and Brown, LGBTQ, poor, and immigrant students. In the wake of fears and anxiety about the future, we all need reminders that we have the power to shape our own narratives. We have the support and resilience of our community and the strength and tactics of those who came before us. With our collective people power, we will speak up, stand up, and fight back.

2016 Teen Convening

2016 Teen Convening

2016 Raleigh Freedom School

2016 Raleigh Freedom School

2016 DSC Congressional Hearing

2016 DSC Congressional Hearing

Ella Baker Gala 2016!

2016 Gala Honorees

Thank you to everyone who came out for our end-of-the-year hurrah! We had an amazing time celebrating youth and adults allies, cultivating intergenerational conversations, and reflecting on another busy year.

We honored Assata, a Freedom School alum, who protested with other students for the right to wear head wraps in Durham County Schools.

As well as Holly Hardin, an educator in Durham who fought this year along many other educators to stop the deportations of undocumented students, like Wildin Acosta.

Thank you so much for your dedication and resilience! There’s many, many other youth organizers and allies who shaped this past year. For everyone: thank you. We are all needed as we march into the new year.

This night wouldn’t have been possible without so many staff members (past and present), volunteers, and supporters. Thank you to everyone who donated to make another year of wins possible!

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Save the Date! 4th Annual Ella Baker Gala

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Participants at the 2016 Building Bridges Teen Convening

 

As we near the end of the year we know have a lot of work ahead but one thing is for sure, we will not run, we will not hide. We will stay and fight! But first, we want to take a moment to celebrate youth activists, honor adult allies, and commemorate a year of hard work and community resilience.
 
Join the Youth Organizing Institute for our 4th Annual Ella Baker Gala fun, food, and dancing as we reflect on a year of organizing and rejuvenate ourselves for the battles ahead.
 
The Ella Baker Gala is part of our year-end grassroots fundraising to support year-round work to dismantle the school to prison pipeline. Will you fight with us? Whether it’s $20 or $100, we need your support for transformative youth organizing in 2017.
 
By making a contribution to the Ella Baker Gala, you are supporting the work of youth organizers to work for racial, social, and gender justice in our schools and communities.
You can make a contribution by:
Doors open at 6:30, sliding scale $1-$100 (suggested donation $20), no one turned away for lack of funds.
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YOI and partners at the Wake County Public Schools Board Meeting during the National Week of Action Against School Push Out

 

Please RSVP if your family will use our free, onsite childcare! Share how many children you will drop off and how old they are. This will help us better prepare! We will be serving dinner, and if your little ones are picky eaters, please bring any food for them to eat. For toddlers and younger, please bring their drinking cup and a comfort toy!
 
YOI seeks to create inclusive spaces in all our programming, and so we will be providing both English-to-Spanish and Spanish-to-English interpretation during the Gala. Anyone who is a monolingual speaker of either English or Spanish will be offered a headset, and our interpreter will interpret in both languages!
 
Questions? Contact us on Facebook or send questions regarding table sponsorship and solidarity messages to babette@empoweryouthnc.org. To RSVP for childcare please email anthony@empoweryouthnc.org
 
Can’t make it? No worries! You can still make a contribution! 🙂

JOIN US AT THE GALA! FOOD, FUN, DANCING!!
Door Contributions are sliding scale $1 – $100. RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1007157786009263/


Al finalizar el año, sabemos que tenemos mucho trabajo por delante, pero una cosa está clara, no vamos a salir corriendo, no nos vamos a esconder. ¡Nos quedamos y luchamos! Pero primero, tenemos que tomar un momento para celebrar a los activistas jóvenes, honrar a lxs aliadxs adultos, y conmemorar un año de trabajo duro y resistencia comunitaria.

Acompaña al Youth Organizing Institute para nuestra 4ta gala anual Ella Baker. Habrá diversión, comida, y baile mientras reflexionamos sobre un año de organización comunitaria y nos rejuvenecemos para las batallas que tenemos enfrente.

La gala Ella Baker es parte de nuestra campaña de fin de año de recaudación de fondos para apoyar el trabajo durante todo el año en desmantelar el flujo de la escuela a la prisión. ¿Lucharás con nosotros? Ya sea $20 o $100, necesitamos tu apoyo para organización juvenil transformativa en el 2017.

Al hacer una contribución a la gala Ella Baker, estás apoyando el trabajo de organizadores juveniles en su trabajo por la justicia racial, social y de género en nuestras escuelas y comunidades.

Tu puedes hacer una contribución de una de las maneras siguientes:
>>Ofreciendo un anuncio o mensaje solidario o mensaje, precios desde $50
>>Patrocinando una mesa, precios desde $100 
>>Donando por medio del crowfunder (financiamiento colectivo) general de fin de año: Stay and Fight! (¡Quédate y Lucha!)

Las puertas abren a las 6:30pm, escala móvil de $1-$100 (donación sugerida de $20), y a nadie se le niega la entrada por falta de fondos.

¡Por favor confirma tu asistencia si tu familia usará nuestro cuidado de niños gratis en el lugar del evento! Dinos cuántos niños estarás dejando con nosotros y qué edades tienen. ¡Esto nos ayudará a prepararnos mejor! Estaremos sirviendo cena, pero por favor trae comida para tus pequeños si ellos son muy selectivos con la comida. Para los niños muy pequeños o bebés, por favor trae su taza para beber y un juguete preferido.

YOI busca crear espacios inclusivos en toda nuestra programación, y vamos a proveer interpretación de inglés a español y español a inglés durante la gala. ¡Cualquier persona que es monolingüe en inglés o español podrá usar auriculares, y nuestro intérprete interpretará en ambos idiomas!

¿Preguntas? Contáctanos en Facebook o envíanos preguntas sobre contribuciones al correo electrónico del evento babette@empoweryouthnc.org. Para preguntas sobre cuido de niños, por favor escríbele a anthony@empoweryouthnc.org

¿No puedes asistir? ¡No te preocupes! ¡Igual, puedes hacer una contribución! 🙂