Archive for May, 2014

L.A. for Youth Rally and Concert, May 27th – A New Generation Takes Over City Hall!!!

Monday, May 26th, 2014

YOUTH ARTISTS PERFORM ON STEPS OF LA CITY HALL, CALL FOR REDIRECTION OF FUNDS USED TO LOCK YOUTH UP TOWARD INVESTMENT IN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

See the Video Promoting the Event:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Asqmt2BMQfQ

What: LA for Youth Concert & Rally

When: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 from 2pm-6pm

Where: West Steps of LA City Hall at 200 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Visuals: Live performances, speakers, youth art and photography, banners, posters, audience on City Hall steps

(Los Angeles, CA) – On Tuesday, May 27, 2014 from 2:00pm-6:00pm, the LA for Youth Campaign is hosting a Concert and Rally on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall. The goals of the event are to uplift youth voice, visions and solutions for our communities, to display youth talent and creativity, and to provide a powerful example of what real public safety and youth development looks like.

One of the young people who organized today’s event is Alberto Cazarez of the Youth Justice Coaliiton. He stated, “I grew up in the projects where they hired no intervention workers, privatized the gym and put in a gang injunction. The whole message to us growing up was, ‘We expect you to go to prison.’ Violent …

Free Expungement Clinic Saturday, May 24th

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

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COME THROUGH ON SATURDAY AT 10AM TO GET YOUR RECORD EXPUNGED.

THIS PROCESS OFTEN COATS AS MUCH AS $1,200.

BUT COME TO CHUCO’S WITH A PRINT-OUT OF YOUR RECORD AND WE’LL DO IT FOR FREE.

RESPOND TO THIS E-MAIL TO RSVP OR WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

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Pack the MTA Hearing May 22nd to End Ticketing and Arrest of Youth for Fare Evasion and to Win a FREE Metro Pass for LA County Students

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

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Please join the movement to push for a FREE LA County Student Metro Pass
and an end to the Criminalization, Stop and Frisk, Ticketing and Arrest of Young People for Fare Evasion!!! 

 

TAKE ACTION

 

TOMORROW, THURSDAY, MAY 22ND9:30AM

METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY HEARING ON FARE INCREASES

LOCATION: 1 Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012 – Across the street from LA County Jail (Men’s Central Jail and Twin Towers)

 

TUESDAY, MAY 27TH2-6PM

LA FOR YOUTH CONCERT AND RALLY

LOCATION: West Steps of City Hall (Free Speech Zone), 200 North Spring Street, LA 90012

 

HAVE YOUR GROUP, SCHOOL, FAITH OR COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATION ENDORSE THE CAMPAIGN BY RESPONDING TO THIS E-MAIL.

 

CALL AND E-MAIL THE MTA BOARD MEMBERS AND URGE THEM TO PASS THE MOTION FOR A FREE STUDENT METRO PASS AND THE DECRIMINALIZATION OF YOUHT ON METRO BUSES AND TRAINS, INCLUDING AN END TO FARE EVASION STOP AND FRISKS, TICKETING AND ARRESTS.  You can find a list of the MTA Board and their contact information at: http://www.metro.net/about/board/executives/

 

HISTORY OF THE CAMPAIGN

 

In the past two months, the YJC has met with the office of Lakewood City Councilmember and MTA Board Chairperson Diane …