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We use direct actions to interrupt the status quo and bring awareness to key issues and different forms of state violence affecting the root causes of the plight of black and brown people around the world.,


We stand against the many forms of state violence: police killings, mass incarceration, poverty and others.  We stand for justice for Tony Robinson and ALL Black lives lost at the hands of the state. We stand for community and self determination. We will not stop until we are free.

Stay Engaged this April

YGB raising awareness and building community

Stay Engaged this April

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Dear YGB Community,

As we continue to develop our three key areas of focus - Understanding Black Needs, Building Analysis, and Advocacy - we need our people to continue to build community by attending the events below.



No Cops In Schools Rally

Tuesday, April 4, 4pm - Kohl Center (601 Dayton St)

We know from a recent report that although Black students make up 19% of Madison schools, 84% of arrests by MMSD-paid cops in/near high schools involve Black people. This Tuesday, Freedom Inc. will change that by gathering to get police out of schools! More info here.

ResourceFULL Black Businesses

Thursday, April 27th, 5pm - The Atrium Community Room (2300 S. Park St. )

In order to build community power, we MUST build our collective resources and thereby, build our ability to self determine. The Madison Alliance for Black Economic Empowerment (MABEE) has partnered with the Small Business Administration, and the Black Chamber of Commerce, to bring us an event that will connect Black businesses to resources, to each other, and grant up to $10,000! Help us build a thriving HIVE community, by supporting MABEE and attending the event. More info here.

More Events

JFC Budget Hearing

Monday, April 3, 10am-5pm - 30 S Hickory St in Platteville

This Monday, a budget meeting will be held to determine where the state of Wisconsin’s funding will be allocated. Attend the meeting to speak out in favor of divesting from cops and jails and investing in schools, anti-poverty measures, and people of color led community development instead. More info here.

Resisting Imperialism: Free Palestine and End the Wars!

Wednesday, April 5, 7pm - Ingraham Hall (1155 Observatory Dr.)

Every year, billions of American dollars are funneled into the Israeli and Saudi militaries, which have killed thousands of innocent people, and maintaining 800 American military bases on foreign soil. Instead of imperialism, this money should be invested in jobs and anti-poverty measures for the people. On April 5, the ISO will discuss these issues with Boston organizer Khury Petersen-Smith. More info here.

36th Annual Conference of the Labor History Society

Saturday, April 8, 8:30am-3pm - Madison Labor Temple (1602 S Park St)

Join unionists, scholars, activists, and a variety of organizations and historians to discuss future efforts for worker’s rights. Register here.

Screening of “Walk A Mile In Their Shoes”

Saturday, April 8, 1pm - Farley Center (2299 Rose Rd, Verona)

"Walk A Mile In Their Shoes” is a powerful documentary that shows the stories of five marginalized individuals in hopes of dispelling stereotypes. It will be screened next Saturday in Verona. More info here.

“Behind the Walls”: A First Wave Performance

Saturday, April 8, 4:30pm - First Unitarian Society (900 University Bay Dr.)

On Saturday, April 8, the spoken word group First Wave will perform “Behind the Walls,” a powerful experience of hip hop, poetry, and urban arts. More info here.

Charlene Carruthers: Movement Building for Queer Liberation

Wednesday, April 12, 7pm - Elvehjem Building (800 University Av.)

Charlene Carruthers is a Black, queer/lesbian, feminist community organizer who has been working for Black, youth, and women’s empowerment for over a decade. On April 12, join Carruthers at the Elvehjem Building. More info here.

May Day Rally Organizing Meeting

Saturday, April 15, 10am - Union de Trabajadores Inmigrantes (1310 Mendota St, #115E)

For all community organizations who want to organize at the May Day Rally, come to the May Day Rally Organizing Meeting on April 15. More info here.

Madison Climate March

Saturday, April 22, 2pm - Capitol Building (2 E Main St)

Trump has already begun to roll back the few environmental regulations instituted under the Obama Administration, and our climate is in severe danger. On April 22, we will march to protect our air, land, and water. More info here.

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YGB needs your voice in order to get an investigation by the United Nations as we elevate the conversation of of racial disparities in Madison and fight for justice for Tony Robinson, the unarmed black teen murdered at the hands of officer Matt Kenny of the Madison Police Department  



YGB demands that Matt Kenny, the murderer of Tony Robinson, be fired. Far to often are killer cops left unpunished, and we want Kenny off the streets.



The Young Gifted and Black Coalition is a circle of young leaders determined to end state violence and raise the voice of communities of color. We are young Black Women, Queer Folks, Straight Folks and Feminist Men who are fighting for Black Liberation. Our focus is on the low income black communities that our core members call home. 




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