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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

National Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth, Buffalo

The National Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth is taking place in many states across the country, including California, Colorado, Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Connecticut, and Georgia. It begins May 19 in celebration of Malcolm X’s birthday, as he was someone who stood up against government racism, police brutality and incarceration and for the rights of youth. The week of events in Buffalo is being organized by Teens in Progress and brings together many groups to take a stand against incarceration and speak to the fight for justice.
May 19-25
National Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth, Buffalo

Monday, May 19: Film Screening: Central Park Five • 6:30-9pm • Pratt Community Center, 422 Pratt St. • Presented by Prisoners Are People Too

Tuesday, May 20: Teach-In on Restorative Justice and School-to-Prison-Pipeline • 5-7:30pm  Frank E. Merriweather Library, Jefferson and Utica • Presented by Citizen Action and Alliance for Quality Education

Wednesday May 21: Violence Against Youth • 5:30-7:30pm  Addressing social and economic issues and laws against Saggin Pants • Back to Basics, 1370 William St. • Presented by Stop the Violence Coalition

Thursday May 22: Locked Up • 6-8pm • Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church Youth Center, 345 7th St. • Panel presented by Women Against Violence Everywhere (WAVE), Peaceprints and STAR Connection

Friday May 23: Youth Day at Delaware Park • 4pm • Gather near basketball courts, Parkside St. For all ages, includes walking, tennis, golf, flag football, basketball, relay race and 3-legged race • Presented by Teens in Progress

Saturday May 24 Two Events: Racist Profiling and Mentoring Young Men Gathering and Speak Out • 11am-2pm • St. Johns Lodge #16, F.A.M.P.H, 17 Kingsley St • presented by B.U.I.L.D. Buffalo, Friends, Inc., Lincoln Memorial/Metropolitan United Methodist Church, includes food and beverages

Organizing Alternatives to Mass Incarceration • 3-5pm • Frank E. Merriweather Library, Jefferson and Utica• presented by Buffalo Forum

Sunday May 25: Stop Criminalizing Our Youth! • 3pm • Rally and March • Rally at E. Ferry Juvenile Detention Facility, 810 E. Ferry, then March to MLK Park for Speak Out, Poetry and Music (at the statue) • Presented by City-Wide Coalition of all participants

For More Information Contact Paulette Chatman, Teens in Progress, teensinprogress@gmail.com

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