Category Archive: Youth

Jul 29

#HoopHop 2015

RSVP via Facebook   The “Second Annual Hoop Hop Basketball Tournament” featuring Boston based hiphop/r&b artists will take place at Washington Park in MLK Boulevard in Roxbury on Saturday August 1st from 12pm-6pm. This event is intended to help bridge the gap between the Boston music scene, our community and organizations that provide resources for …

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May 18

Wed 5/20 Action – Funeral for Youth Jobs and Against Police Violence

We need *you* and *everyone you know* to come! Please share widely! E-mail, call, & tell people. Share on Facebook. And *RSVP* to action@yjpuboston.org. Wednesday, May 20 3:00 pm at Park Street T Funeral for Youth Jobs & People Lost to Police Violence Wear black and march with us to City Hall. POLICE FUNDING goes …

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Apr 07

Black & Blue pt. II – Town Hall Forum on Policing – Thursday April 16 – 5PM @ Dudley Library

RSVP Via Facebook Black & Blue pt. II Examining the Relationship between Communities of Color and the BPD Town Hall Forum on Policing Topics: – State Legislation – City Proposals – DOJ Investigation – Police Misconduct – Police Killing Of Civilians – CO-OP – Civilian Review Board – IAD Process – Police Decertification Info Session …

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Mar 19

Join us as a Volunteer Judge for City Champs!

The Boston Debate League, an organization that Currently works with 17 Boston Public Schools supporting them in forming and maintaining the Policy Debate teams. One of the fast growing leagues in the country, is offering a one-of-a-kind volunteer opportunity to support students who have dedicated their free time to mastering policy debate all year. We …

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Jan 20

Letter to DOJ: Investigate and help reform BPD

[Via Blackstonian] Please sign on to and spread the word about this letter urging the US Department of Justice to help investigate and reform the Boston Police Department: Letter to DOJ: Investigate and help reform BPD January 15, 2014 The Honorable Eric Holder, Jr. The Honorable Loretta Lynch Attorney General of the United States U.S. …

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Dec 17

Stick It To Em – Sticker Making Party for Demz, Mike Brown, Eric Garner and all victims of police brutality.

Using Art to Advocate for Justice, Police Accountability and Victims of Police Brutality RSVP via Facebook Join us for an evening of art making with local artist Jacob Leidolf. We will be making stickers (see examples) that pay tribute to victims of police brutality and killed by officers or that have more general messages like “stop …

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Dec 02

Killed by the Cops [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Oct 27

Jasiri X Live in Roxbury Sat. Nov. 8

Via Blackstonian November 8, 2014 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm If you are not familiar with Jasiri X Please see some of his work here:

Oct 09

Black & Blue: Discussing The Relationship Between BPD & Communities Of Color

In the wake of yet another killing of a young Black man by Police, this time in St. Louis, we invite you to join us for a Community Town Hall Meeting on police and community relations right here in Boston where BPD have shot and killed more than 20 people in the last 20 years, …

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Aug 14

National Moment of Silence for Victims of Police Brutality (Boston)

On 8/14, people will gather in cities across the country to take part in a national moment of silence for victims of police brutality. Please join us INSIDE BOSTON COMMON in front of the Massachusetts State House at 7:00 PM this Thursday. We will be gathering to stand in solidarity with recent victims of police …

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Jul 21

Call the governor and tell him you support bringing refuge children to Mass

We are getting reports from a comrade who works in constituent relations in the Governor’s office that they are getting flooded with anti-immigrant calls. PLEASE call to support bringing some of the refuge children here to Massachusetts. The number to call is (617)725-4005 More information via Boston Globe

Jul 15

URGENT ACTION NEEDED – Keep the Charter School Cap

[Via SOS] Dear friends, This coming Wednesday, July 16th, the State Senate will vote on the “Charter Cap Bill” (S2262), legislation that will have long-term and harmful effects on public education in Massachusetts. As a supporter of quality education for all, your voice is needed once again. Please join QUEST in signing a new petition urging Senators to …

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Jun 25

YOUTH JOBS ACTION

Today at 12, the City Council votes on the Mayor’s budget. So far, the Mayor has added $0 for youth jobs. CALL THE MAYOR and COME TO THE BUDGET VOTE to show them that we are watching! TAKE ACTION FOR YOUTH JOBS ** Today – Wed June 25 at 12:00 pm Final Budget Vote at …

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Jun 23

Wednesday and *Now* – FINAL ACTIONS FOR YOUTH JOBS

The City budget for youth jobs has been frozen with $0 increase for 4 years. Mayor Marty Walsh committed to increase it to $8.5 million. In an April budget, he added $0. In a new budget last week, he told us $0 again. 9 City Councilors are writing letters supporting — now WE need to …

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Jun 16

TOMORROW! Youth Jobs Action at City Hall – 6/17 from 3-5 p.m

TOMORROW!  Demand Increased Youth Jobs Funding:  Join YJPU for Youth Unemployment Fair!  June 17 from 3-5 p.m. at City Hall The first 50 people to RSVP will get t-shirts! RSVP today at yjpuboston@gmail.com or 617-800-9722. And spread the word on Facebook! The Youth Justice and Power Union is hosting a Youth Unemployment Fair and Action at City Hall to amplify …

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Jun 10

Summer With Assata

Voices of Liberation is excited to be part of the Summer With Assata –  a series of  events to educate ourselves and our community about the life, work and legacy of Assata Shakur and the reality faced by her and others in exile or political prisoners. www.facebook.com/summerwithassata www.twitter.com/summerwassata www.tumblr.com/summerwithassata IG: SummerWithAssata

Jun 09

Sit-In for Opportuni(T)

Dear friends and family, This morning myself and 30 other youth and supporters of the Youth Affordabili(T) Coalition have begun a Sit-in for Opportuni(T) in the office of the Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation. I am taking this action because i believe that youth all around Boston deserve a Youthpass, a monthly pass for people ages …

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May 16

Revolutionary Love Open Mic

Throwback! – For more powerful events like this, stay tuned. We have Feed the Hood fundraiser shows with Scope on June 7 and June 27. Revolutionary Love Open Mic Voices of Liberation presents… Revolutionary Love Open Mic @7 p.m. Spontaneous Celebrations Jamaica Plain

May 16

An Important Message from CWU about the SWM FY15 budget

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (SWM) released its $36.2 billion FY15 proposed budget yesterday. While they increased funding for critical programs like housing and child care, programs that provide education and training and cash grants to welfare recipients were drastically cut. You can help low-income families working to become economically stable by calling your …

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Apr 18

237 Shot in Boston in One Year Since 2013 Boston Marathon – Final Report

Via Blackstonian Over the last year we have kept track of each and every shooting that has been reported in the city of Boston since the Boston Marathon. As of April 15, 2014 there were at least 237 shootings in the city in the one year since the 2013 Boston Marathon (4/15/13) and out of …

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Apr 09

Major Step Towards Boston Youth’s Demands: Boston Youth Fund Will Include 18 Year Olds in Summer 2014

Major Step Towards Boston Youth’s Demands: Boston Youth Fund Will Include 18 Year Olds in Summer 2014 Young people in Boston have won a major victory in their organizing for youth jobs in the city. The Youth Justice and Power Union (YJPU) is excited to announce that Boston Youth Fund (BYF) is including 18 year …

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Apr 03

Jobs Not Jails – Community Town Hall Forum Sat. April 5

JOBS NOT JAILS Community Town Hall Forum Sat. April 5th 2pm-4pm at Freedom House in Grove Hall, 14 Crawford St. www.JobsNotJails.org (STAY TUNED PANEL TO BE ANNOUNCED) Download flyer here (PDF) jnj flyer via http://blackstonian.com/info/2014/03/jobs-not-jails-community-town-hall-forum-sat-april-5/

Apr 03

Youth Lead the Change

In January 2014, the City of Boston launched a groundbreaking participatory budgeting (PB) process to engage Boston youth in directly deciding how to spend $1 million of the city’s capital budget. Through participatory budgeting, young Bostonians will identify projects to improve their communities, vet those projects, consider trade-offs, and vote on how to spend the …

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Oct 26

Organize the Hood Boston 2013 (Recap)

Organize the Hood Boston – 10/21/13 2 Year Anniversary of Occupy the Hood Boston: Organize the Hood, held in Grove Hall, Roxbury at the Campaign HQ of Current Candidate for District 7 City Council, Jamarhl Crawford. Speakers: Patti Lee Jamarhl Crawford Priscilla Flint Min. Franklin Hobbs Continued in Part 2: Speakers: Pam Goffigan Carla Sheffield …

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Oct 20

Ahmir Prince Ariel Lee : 2 Month Memorial & March

https://www.facebook.com/events/517245821694520/ Black Justice! Is there such a thing for Ahmir Lee in this city of Boston! Patricia Lee Tueday October 22nd, 2013 3PM 530 Boylston Street Boston MA RSVP Via FB

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