L.A. for Youth Concert & Rally
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
LA City Hall West Steps
200 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
LA for Youth is hosting a concert and rally 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.
To apply to be an artist or performer at the concert, click here:
Performers So Far:
Ekuipt & Illicit Dialect (http://www.facebook.com/illicitDialect)
60 East (https://soundcloud.com/60east)
Spoken Word & Poetry by: Marlon DJ
Sets by: Juan & DJ Survive
Live Mural Painting by: Wenceslao (http://artbuilds.us/)
To sign up your school, faith or community-based organization as an endorser of the L.A. for Youth Campaign, click here.
Why do we need LA for Youth?
Los Angeles County has the largest juvenile hall and jail system in the world and locks up more youth (and adults) than anywhere else on the planet. LA County’s budget for police and lock-ups is over $10 BILLION a year! That’s just the big departments – the LAPD, County Sheriffs Department, LA City Attorney’s Office, county courts, County Probation Department, and the District Attorney. It doesn’t even include all the money spent on LA’s 65 other police departments!!!
If LA redirects just ONE PERCENT (1%) of that annual budget that equals $100 MILLION a year for youth, including:
1. 25,000 Youth Jobs
2. 50 Youth Centers open year-round after school and on weekends each with a $500,000 a year budget
3. 500 Full-Time Community Intervention Workers/Peacebuilders
4. Creation of a Youth Development Department in LA County
This represents a real alternative to youth suppression in LA County, builds a healthier and more humane environment for young people, brings LA one step closer to ending the school-to-jail track, helps keep LA students in schools and out of lock ups, helps reduce street and police violence in our neighborhoods, provides jobs and positive places for our youth to work and get involved in their community, and would save youth lives!
Help us Promote the Event on Social Media!
#LA4Youth #LoveTheYouth #FightTheLockdown
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/861592997189955/
“Like” Page: https://www.facebook.com/la4youth
Twitter: @LA4Youth @YouthJusticeLA
Instagram: @la4youth @youthjusticecoalition
DONATE to the Concert!
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