Free Wildin!

We are writing as members of the Durham Association of Educators in NC. As teachers, it is our job to make sure our students can learn and grow. And when they can’t, it is our duty to fight for that to change. We have received disturbing news regarding one of our students, Wilden Guillen Acosta […]

Solidarity with Orlando!

We send our condolences and solidarity to all LGBTQ people impacted by the mass shooting in Orlando, Fl. To the LGBTQ youth for whom this tragedy is another confirmation that the world is not made in your image; for the Muslim youth for whom this tragedy offers no room for mourning because the Islamophobic hysteria […]

Announcing YOI’s New Director: Loan Tran

Dear community,                    I joined the Youth Organizing Institute family in 2013 as a volunteer and community supporter. The first program that I came in touch with was YOI’s Summer Freedom School–a multi-week summer camp for young people who want to fight the power and change the […]

2016 FREEDOM SCHOOL APPLICATION OPEN!

CALLING ALL RABBLE ROUSERS! APPLY TODAY! 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. DEADLINES: FOR FREEDOM SCHOOL INTERNS (available only to alumni of previous Freedom Schools): Wednesday, MAY 18th FOR FIRST TIME FREEDOM […]

Ending the Criminalization of Students in Wake County

Please RVSP here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1C7_PVtfzUQlifw6tKpfrXaR59DRoIwHU7rERFBhfHCM/viewform by April 4th A Community meeting to address increased suspension, over-policing and mass incarceration of black and brown youth in Wake County. If you feel this is a issue in are public schools come out and let your voice be heard ! The Facts: -62% of students suspended are Black, while […]

‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ Queer and Trans People of Color Coalition Response to NC HB 2

03.23.2016─ Statement: On the anniversary of the passing of Blake Brockington, a Black trans teen from Charlotte, North Carolina, Governor Pat McCrory and the North Carolina General Assembly moved to attack working people and create dangerous conditions for women, LGBTQ people, black and brown people, and any workers who experience discrimination or who struggle to […]