2016 March for Respect & Library Takeover
Monday, March 14, 2016
9am Meet to march from various locations
2pm-8pm Workshops, Music, Art at Abandoned Public Library
6527 Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90043
On Monday, March 14, youth and their allies from across LA will march a total of 50 miles from 8 different directions and take over an abandoned library to demand that LA invest in youth development. The LA City Library’s Hyde Park branch on Crenshaw and 66th has been abandoned since 2004.
WHY ARE WE TAKING OVER AN ABANDONED LIBRARY?
Four years ago, in December of 2011, youth leaders with the Youth Justice Coalition tried to convert this library into a temporary community center to demonstrate the need for more positive activities for youth. As youth were sweeping up trash and setting up food and information tables, the LAPD reacted with full force.
Fight the lockdown!
Bring your solutions on Monday to the library!
Together, we can FREE LA!