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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.,

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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.

Black Mental Health: Defying and Surviving Racial Disparities Join us~!

YGB raising awareness and building community

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Black Mental Health: Defying and Surviving Racial Disparities Join us~!

Friday, February 26th 
6:30-8:30 

UW Madison South Side Partnership
2312 S. Park St
Madison, WI 53713

This is a free event; donations will be accepted. Snacks will be provided.   The event is sponsored by: Operation Welcome Home, Groundwork, Freedom Inc, Young Gifted and Black and QuARE. Livingston will give a talk about his work addressing racism from a Black mental health perspective.  He will engage the audience in a conversation about how to survive and defy the prevalent racism and racial disparities that have been highlighted recently, but have

existed for years, in Dane County and Madison.  Dr. Livingston received his doctorate in Community Psychology and, prior to attending Michigan State, he received a Masters in African and African American psychology at Florida A& M University. His areas of interests are African American psychological well-being and the cumulative effects of racism and social inequalities on African American mental health and health disparities. Additional areas of interest include program evaluation, community development, and education reform.  Dr. Livingston’s current research focuses on social and psychological factors associated with positive mental health outcomes for African Americans. Also, he has served as Director of Outreach for the Export Grant, a project of the Julius Chambers Biomedical Bio-technical Research Institute, evaluating the effectiveness of their efforts to reduce health disparities and educate the African American community about alcohol and substance abuse; cancer and cardiovascular disease risk factors. Currently he serves as lead research faculty for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Dr. Livingston has taught classes in community, personality, and adolescent psychology, research methodology, statistics, and human growth and development. In 2001, he received the Excellence in Teaching Award from Michigan State University and in 2009 he received the Excellence in teaching award at NCCU. Also while at NCCU he has assisted in securing over 2.6 million in grant money from federal and state agencies. He has authored and co-authored peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and newspaper articles on race, psychology, mental health, health disparities, and education, as well as presented his research at a number of national and international conferences.

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YGB TO PETITION THE UNITED NATIONS

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  

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FIRE MATT KENNY

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.

SIGN THE PETITION TO FIRE MATT KENNY HERE

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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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