Week Two: Arts in the Movement

The second week of YOI is off to a great start! The participants learned and discussed the STPP (School To Prison Pipeline) along with their experiences that connect to it. They also learned about arts in the movement and different ways it can form. The Moves of Resistance was taught by Matthias from Spirit House. […]

Youth Organizing Institute Begins!

The Youth Organizing Institute has begun! Ten new participants from across the triangle started an exciting first week. During the first session participants learned about deep listening, as well as power and privilege with Tema from Dismantling  Racism Works. Participants had time to meet each other as we started to build community among new youth organizers! Later […]

Support Youth Liberation

The N&O recently featured our fundraising efforts, highlighting the work of Carly Campbell, in a recent article. Many have already supported the campaign but we are still short of our goal. Help us by donating at our indiegogo page 

2012 Youth Organizing Institute Accepting Applications!

Work this summer to stop racism & school re-segregation, challenge the school to prison pipeline, and make schools safe for LBGTQ youth. Seeking applicants for the Youth Organizing Institute – Ages 14-19 Fill out the application online or Download it here: summer 2012 YOI application  Entering its third year the Youth Organizing Institute is committed to […]

Spring Training a Success!

On April 14th the Youth Organizing Institute held a spring training. Former and new participates of the YOI came together to build upon previous knowledge, share skills, and meet new people. The participants had the opportunity to share with each other and engage in meaningful conversation about current political topics. Events from the day included […]

Open Letter to the Community: YWCA

Open Letter to the Community: Our thoughts, love and hearts are with the YWCA of the Greater Triangle. We were told that overnight this wonderful organization was being shut down, leaving hundreds of people in the dark. Children, students, teen parents, adults, and seniors depend on the programs and comraderie of the YWCA. The YWCA […]

Art Pope Boycott: NC HEAT Pickets Maxway

Over 40 people gathered in front of a Maxway store on February 18th to support the ongoing boycott of Art Pope’s stores. The picket was called for by NC HEAT. Community members from all across Raleigh showed up to participate. Signs and chanting brought awareness to customers going into the store resulting in some turning […]

HKonJ Mobilization

On Saturday February 11th 2012 members of NC HEAT gathered for Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ). This was the 6th annual march sponsored by the NAACP. Thousands came together to march for immigration rights, economic justice, worker rights, and education policy. The youth used this as an opportunity to represent their agenda and advocate […]

Recapping HKONJ: NC HEAT featured

The NAACP-sponsored civil rights rally Historic Thousands on Jones Street, or HKONJ, celebrated its 5th anniversary on Saturday. Thousands came together to march for immigration rights, economic justice, worker rights, and to speak out against the educational policies that are threatening to re-segregate North Carolina schools. The decision to end Busing-for-Diversity in North Carolina’s largest school […]