Archive for February, 2015

United Families and Communities for Justice-in Sacramento

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

YJC Sacramento UFCJ Group MEME

We are working to unite families and communities most directly affected by police and state violence in building this continuous movement towards liberation. This week we went to Sacramento for a Hearing and working to pressure CA Attorney General Kamala Harris to Appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate officer involved shootings that have killed community members.

Please sign and share the Petition:
www.youth4justice.org/endpolicebrutality

#NOT1MORE #JusticeNOW #BlackLivesMatter #BrownLivesMatter#LosAngeles #LA #EzellFord #EduardoBermudez #RicardoLara

Statewide Groups Mobilize to Sacramento, Demand End to Police Violence

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

LOBOS Sacramento Justice Warriors 2:15

For Immediate Release – February 10, 2015

Statewide Groups Mobilize to Sacramento, Demand End to Police Violence

Press Contacts:

Debbie Reyes, California Prison Moratorium Project – 559.367.6020pmpvalle@yahoo.com

Mohamed Shehk, Critical Resistance – 408.910.2618mohamed@criticalresistance.org

Kim McGill, Youth Justice Coalition – 323.327.1259freelanow@yahoo.com

Social Media: @C_Resistance @pmpvalle @YouthJusticeLA #EndPoliceViolence #NoPoliceNoPrisons

Sacramento – On February 10th, community organizations across the state, including California Prison Moratorium Project (CPMP), Critical Resistance (CR) and Youth Justice Coalition, will be mobilizing to attend a Committee on Public Safety hearing meant to address the harms of policing. The hearing, titled “Law Enforcement and Community Trust in California,” has come under intense criticism, with grassroots organizations claiming that its proposed agenda fails to address the inherent problems of policing, particularly in communities of color.

“The Committee on Public Safety supposedly wants to ‘build community trust,’ but not a single organization that works at the grassroots level with communities most impacted by racist and violent policing was invited to participate in this hearing,” says Debbie Reyes of CPMP. “That’s why we are mobilizing, to share the stories of people who experience this violence first hand, for family members who have lost …

Youth Radio L.A. Episode #1 Is Out!

Friday, February 6th, 2015

MEME FREE LA Circle Flower

Listen to the very First Episode of YJC FREE LA High School’s “Youth Radio L.A.” Series!          LISTEN HERE

Huge shoutout to Stephanie Monte from the USC School of Journalism for making this happen.

Francisco Martines of FREE LA High School and the YJC:

“Your voice is your weapon…we protect one another…every time I’m here I try to take the opportunity to better myself…there’s no other place that provides this feeling…”

Listen Here

‪#‎FREELA‬ ‪#‎YJC‬ ‪#‎TeamLOBOS‬ ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ ‪#‎BrownLivesMatter‬