In early March, our NC HEAT Fellows joined Climate Justice Alliance for their 5th annual Climate Justice Summit. We believe that young people’s leadership needs to be at the forefront of climate justice strategy. “The Summit, like all the work of the NC Climate Justice Collective, centered the leadership of youth, indigenous peoples, people of […]
Condemning ICE Terror in Our Communities
Condemning ICE Terror in Our Communities, Uplifting and Defending Im/migrants On February 5, 2019, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers raided the Bear Creek Arsenal Factory in Sanford, NC and detained close to 30 undocumented immigrants. Shortly after, ICE announced that they would conduct raids in Central and Western NC Counties, including Wake, Durham, Alamance, Mecklenburg, […]
Let’s Plan Queernival!
The Youth Organizing Institute (in partnership with the Queer Youth Power Coalition) is hosting Queernival. Queernival is a semi-annual street festival for queer youth organizations and clubs. We have live music, prizes, and food trucks. In the past, we’ve also had a youth drag show and queer youth bands. GSAs, QSAs, and and other LGBTQIA […]
Youth Activists Strategize after HKonJ!
We did that! We had over 120 young people attend the Post-HkonJ Youth Power Assembly in Raleigh. Our partners were amazing: El Pueblo, ACE, NCAAT, Mijente, DSA, Coalition of Immolakee Workers, NAACP, Ignite NC. We tackled issues like the current ICE raid crisis in NC, the upcoming elections, and the current climate around discrimination & punishment […]
Post-HKonJ Youth POWER Assembly!
Date: Saturday, February 9th, 2019 Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm Location: Sitti Lebanese Restaurant Note: If you’d like to march with the Youth Contingent for HKonJ, we’ll be meeting at 8:15am at the LGBT Center of Raleigh! Get warmed up after a long march and learn how to take action in your schools and in the […]
Saturday, October 19
Chapel Hill Freedom School
Dates: July 1 – July 11. Deadline: June 15
Durham Freedom School
Dates: July 16 – July 26. Deadline: June 28
Week of Action 2018 Recap!
Prisoner Letter Writing Party at El Pueblo, Raleigh, NC We wrote to Ky Peterson, a Black transgender man sentenced to 20 years in prison for defending himself against sexual assault and to the Governer for his release. We also wrote letters to Shatonia Hunter, a Black mother and domestic abuse survivor, who is being prosecuted […]
Week of Action Events!
Welcome to our 9th Annual National Week of Action Against Schools Pushout. This year’s theme is Counselors, not Cops! Dignity in Schools Campaign’s National Week of Action Against School Pushout is an annual campaign in October for communities across the nation who are calling for an end to the criminalization and school push out of […]