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L.A. for Youth Concert & Rally

L.A. for Youth is hosting a concert and rally on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall from 2-6pm. The goals for the event are to empower youth voice, display youth talent and creativity, and provide a powerful example of what real public safety and youth development looks like. Los Angeles youth perform (bands, dj’s, dancers, singers, and spoken word artists) and exhibit live art (paintings, drawings, graph art, and murals). We want to see you there!

To view the event on Facebook, click here: FREE 2nd Annual L.A. 4 YOUTH Concert and Rally!

To apply to be an artist or performer at the concert, click here:
Artist/Performer Application

#LA4Youth #FightTheLockdown #LoveTheYouth

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2013 March for Respect

The 2013 March for Respect is a 50 mile march across Los Angeles County, from Sylmar to Downey. It starts on Sunday, December 8th and continues through Wednesday, December 11th, with events along the way (see below). The purpose of the march is to call attention to the need for 1) reducing over-suppression of young people and 2) increasing investment in youth development.

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Route and Actions

12/08/13 – Day 1 ACTIONS & Route

Sunday, December 8, 2013, First 14.5 miles of the March

11am: Gather for March for Respect at Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall

16350 Filbert Street, Sylmar, CA 91342

12:30pm: Opening Ceremony: Call to ancestors for strength and guidance. Commitment to all youth we are marching for – all those buried in the streets and prisons of L.A., California and the nation. Barry J. Nidorf is one of L.A.’s three juvenile halls representing the largest system of juvenile halls in the world. Outreach to families visiting detained youth.

March Route: Leave Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall and march through Sylmar across Foothill Blvd. to Glenoaks. Turn right on Glenoaks and walk southeast through Sylmar, San Fernando, Pacoima, Sunland and Sun Valley toward Burbank. End of first day at Burbank High School on the corner of Glenoaks and East Walnut.

12/09/13 – Day 2 ACTIONS & Route

Monday, December 9, 2013, Next 16.5 miles – (including march from Boyle Heights to converge at LA City Hall)

9am: Start at Burbank High School (at Glenoaks and East Walnut) and march east on Glenoaks through Burbank into Gelndale to Brand Blvd. Turn right on Brand, pass Glendale Galleria and car dealerships to San Fernando Road. Turn left on San Fernando Road and march southeast on San Fernando Road.

6pm: Rally at LAPD Northeast Police Station – San Fernando Road The rally will be followed by candlelight march to City Hall to remember all the youth incarcerated, deported and killed by community and police violence. A parallel candlelight march will be leaving from Legacy LA in Boyle Heights at Legacy LA. See details directly below. Continue southeast on San Fernando Road. Make right on Fletcher and cross bridge. Fletcher turns into Glendale Blvd. Take Glendale Blvd. south past Echo Park and under 101 Freeway. Turn left on Bellevue. Walk east on Bellevue through Temple Beaudry community. Turn right (south) on Edgeware Road. Turn left (east) on Court Street. Turn left (north) on Boylston Street. Turn right on Temple Street. Follow Temple Street southeast into Downtown L.A. Make right on Main Street. End at City Hall.

Rally at Northeast LAPD Police Station – 3353 San Fernando Road, LA, CA 90065 – followed by Candlelight March to Los Angeles City Hall. Another march will leave from Legacy LA – 1350 San Pablo Street, LA, CA 90033 in Boyle Heights (gather at 5pm, leave at 6pm.) Action to stop the Echo Park Area Gang Injunction and call for a moratorium on all injunctions; Candlelight March to City Hall to honor the young victims of L.A.’s 168-year-long “War on Gangs.” Bring pictures of people incarcerated, deported and/or killed by community or police violence. Both marches will end at City Hall where an altar will be built outside the office of L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer and Mayor Eric Garcetti. Fund the 1% Campaign – LA for Youth. Injunctions = Injustice! The War on Gangs is a War on Youth.

12/10/13 – Day 3 ACTIONS & Route DECEMBER 10TH IS INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY!

Convicted and incarcerated people and our families are people. We deserve full recognition and enforcement of our human rights.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013, Next 12 miles

9am: Start at City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, 90012. Delegations will travel upstairs to L.A. City Mayor Eric Garcetti’s and City Attorney Mike Feuer’s offices. March one block south to LAPD Headquarters, 100 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 for 10am Speak Out in front of LAPD Headquarters – (outside Police Commission Meeting). A few members will enter LAPD Police Commission Hearing to call for a moratorium on gang injunctions, specific policy changes to address the high number of police shootings in LA, and investment in youth jobs, intervention/peacebuilders and youth centers.

10:30am: March resumes after the Speak Out at LAPD Headquarters on First and Main Streets. Travel west on 1st Street to Broadway. Turn south (left) on Broadway and march to Sixth Street. Turn left (east) on Olympic. Walk through callejones. Turn east (left) on Washington to Central Avenue. Turn south (right) on Central Avenue and continue south through South Central LA to Watts.

8pm: Enter Nickerson Gardens just north of Imperial Highway for candlelight vigil through the development to honor and remember more than 100,000 shooting victims – victims of community and police violence – in South Central LA and Watts over the past 40 years. Call for an end to the killings. March ends at the Nickerson Gardens memorial walls which are being restored (over the past several months) by the Youth Justice Coalition.

12/11/13 – Day 4 ACTIONS & Route

Wednesday, December 11, 2013, Last 7 miles

9am: March begins on Imperial Highway and Compton Avenue in Watts. March east on Imperial Highway past the world’s largest women’s jail on Alameda. Continue on Imperial Highway through Lynwood, Southgate and Downey. On the route: Build with youth and families at court at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall, 7285 Quill Drive, Downey, 90242 and with patients recovering from gunshot injuries at Rancho Los Amigos, 7601 Imperial Highway, also in Downey, 90242. March ends at Probation Headquarters at 9150 East Imperial Highway, Downey, CA 90242.

3pm: Rally/Poetry Slam at LA County Probation Headquarters in Downey. Bring your best rhymes and beats! L.A. County Probation runs all the juvenile halls and Probation camps (youth prisons) + all field supervision of people on Probation. They also control millions of dollars in funds for people coming home from prison through “realignment.” The rally will be followed by a march to LA County Office of Education next door. LACOE runs all schools in juvenile halls, camps, Probation schools and many of the county’s continuation and community day (expulsion) schools.

Youth-Led Townhalls with L.A. City Leaders

Come and share your vision for L.A.’s youth! Your city leaders want to hear from you!
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Youth-Led Townhall with Mayor Eric Garcetti & City Attorney Mike Feuer

Focus is to generate youth dialogue on the underlying issues concerning the Trayvon Martin verdict.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Dorsey High School

3537 Farmdale Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90016

 

Youth-Led Townhall with Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck

Thursday, August 8, 2013

10:00 am – Noon

Legacy L.A.

1350 San Pablo St. Los Angeles, CA 90033

Youth of Color Across U.S. – How to Prevent Violence and Build Safe Schools

We can imagine the pain and suffering that the youth and families in Newtown, Connecticut are experiencing. As youth growing up on some of America’s deadliest streets, we are all too familiar with gun violence and its impacts. Too many of us have been shot and shot at. We have buried our friends and our family members. Nearly all of us have been to more funerals than graduations. No one wants the violence to stop more than we do.

Click here to read the full statement.

Click here to sign on as an organization or individual.

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LA for Youth Free Concert, Speak Out and Talent Show!

“This April Fool’s Day, Youth Say Stop The Foolish Policies!”

LA for Youth
YOUTH CONCERT, SPEAK OUT, AND TALENT SHOW
Monday, April 1, 2013 from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Downtown Los Angeles
 This Is A FREE Concert For All The Youth In L.A County!Youth of Color in L.A. County need more jobs, Youth Centers, and Peace-Builders in our Communities, NOT more Police, Sheriffs, Prisons, Gang Injunctions and Criminalization of Youth!If you redirected just 1% of funds going to Los Angeles Police Departments, Sheriff’s Department, District Attorney’s Office and the Probation Department, that is equal to $100 Million (with no job lay-offs). With this $100 Million you could invest in 50 youth centers plus 500 community intervention workers in schools and neighborhoods plus 25,000 youth jobs.L.A.ForYouthRally_back_600pxL.A.forYouthRally_front_600px

Mayoral Candidates respond to L.A. for Youth questions

The L.A. for Youth Campaign asked the L.A. City Mayoral Candidates a series of questions on how they plan to build a better future for the youth of Los Angeles.

Click here to read the Candidates’ answers to the L.A. for Youth Campaign’s questions. WE URGE EVERYONE IN L.A. TO READ THIS BEFORE VOTING FOR L.A.’S NEXT MAYOR.

Click here for KPCC’s online ballot tool to compare candidates.

2012 March for Respect

 Come join us!

March Route Details

Sylmar Juvenile Hall to the Fusion Center in Norwalk

Call us to get an update on where we are on the march route – (323) 327-1259.

Click here to download a copy of the March Route Details

Sunday, December 9, 2012: First 14.5 miles of the March

11am Gathering for March for Respect

Start: Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall, 16350 Filbert Street, Sylmar, CA 91342

Noon: Opening call to ancestors for strength and guidance. Commitment to all youth we are marching for – all those buried in the streets and prisons of L.A. and California.

  • Leave Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall and march through Sylmar across Foothill Blvd. to Glenoaks.
  • Turn right on Glenoaks and walk southeast through Sylmar, San Fernando, Pacoima, Sunland and Sun Valley toward Burbank.
  • Ending at Burbank High School on Glenoaks and East Walnut

End: Burbank High School on Glenoaks and E. Walnut

 

Monday, December 10, 2012: Next 13.5 miles

10am

Start: Burbank High School on Glenoaks and East Walnut

  • March down Glenoaks through Burbank and Glendale to Brand Blvd.
  • Turn right on Brand, pass Glendale Galleria to San Fernando Road.
  • Turn left and march Southeast on San Fernando through Glassell Park into Highland Park.
  • Make left, onto West Avenue 26.
  • Turn right (south) on Daly Street for one block.
  • Make right on North Broadway. March southwest on Broadway through Chinatown into downtown L.A.
  • Turn left on 1st Street and end Day 1 at LAPD Headquarters.

End: LAPD Headquarters on 100 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012: Next 12 miles

9am

Start: LAPD Headquarters, 100 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

9:30 am: Enter LAPD Police Commission Hearing to testify on impact of gang database and police stops on young people of color

11am: Press Conference to Release “Tracked and Trapped” a report exposing who is on the CalGang Database.

  • March starts after the press conference at 100 West 1st Street.
  • March east on 1st Street to Broadway.
  • Turn south (left) on Broadway and march south to Martin Luther King Blvd.
  • Turn east (left) on Martin Luther King to Central Avenue.
  • Turn south (right) on Central Avenue and continue south through South Central L.A. to Imperial Highway in Watts.

Stop at Nickerson Gardens on Imperial and Central for Candlelight vigil. Candlelight vigil begins to honor and remember more than 100,000 shooting victims in south central LA and Watts over the past 40 years.

End: Vigil and March ends on the corner of Compton Avenue and Imperial Highway.

 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012: Last 10 miles

9am

Start: March begins on Imperial Highway and Compton Avenue in Watts.

  • March east on Imperial through Watts toward Lynwood, Southgate and Downey.

3 PM: Stop at L.A. County ProbationDepartment Headquarters for Rally

County Probation Headquarters in Downey at 9150 East Imperial Highway, Downey, CA 90242

  • March further east down Imperial to the Fusion Center in Norwalk

End: Fusion Center 12440 East Imperial, Norwalk, CA 90650

 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

11am

Closing Action at Fusion Center at 12440 East Imperial, Norwalk, CA 90650