Category Archives: Our Voices


Youth Organizers from Black and Latina/o communities from across the country have been leading the fight to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline. Attending schools in which they are over policed, criminalized, and push out of school through suspensions, expulsions, and arrests, they have made significant progress to redress policies and practices that disproportionately impact Black, Latina/o,

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On the #FreedomSide, From BK to JXN

 Keeshan Harley, 19, is a leader with Make the Road New York, living in Brooklyn. On Sunday, June 22nd, 2014, Keeshan will be heading down to Jackson, Mississippi with 50 other young people are organizers to join our national alliance, the Alliance for Educational Justice, and many more youth, civil rights groups, and our elders in the

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The South Bronx Joins the Youth Movement

Samantha Gonzalez, 15, is a sophomore at the Columbus High School Campus and a Youth Leader at Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice (YMPJ) in the South Bronx. In August of 2013, I first heard the name Urban Youth Collaborative. I was participating in their weeklong training, the Youth Organizing Institute. For a week, I learned essential organizing

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