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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.

Staying Engaged This November

YGB raising awareness and building community

Staying Engaged This November

Dear YGB Community,

 

As the new jail plan progresses and Trump continues to advance a racist agenda, we must do everything we can at a local level to fight racial injustice and state violence. One way to keep the movement alive is to attend the events below:

 

 

Free the 350 Bail Fund Panel Discussion

Tuesday, November 7, 6pm - UW Law School (975 Bascom Mall) Room 2260

 

On Tuesday, November 7, the Free the 350 Bail Fund will hold a panel discussion to hear from local Madison activists and UW Law Professor Michele LaVigne about their perspectives on the Free the 350 Bail Fund and the constitutionality of cash bail. Light refreshments will be provided. To donate to the bail fund, please click here.

 

 

Personnel and Finance Committee Meeting

Wednesday, November 8, 5:30pm - City-County Building (210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd) Room 351

 

On November 8, the Personnel and Finance Committee will hold a meeting on the upcoming budget, which includes the jail proposal. This will be our last opportunity to give public testimony at such a meeting, so be sure to show up and show out to advocate against the new jail and in favor of rehabilitative alternatives.

 

 

More events

 

 

How Can Madison Build More Great Neighborhoods?

Tuesday, November 7, 6pm - High Noon Saloon (701 E Washington Ave)

 

As Madison continues to grow, we must rethink how we design our neighborhoods. Next Tuesday at the High Noon Saloon, we will brainstorm how to create thriving communities with crucial amenities like grocery stores, led by a local panel of experts. This will be a free event, followed by a discussion session. For more info, click here.

 

 

Fight to Win: Shrinking Prisons / Strengthening Communities

Saturday, November 11, 12pm - Trinity United Church of Christ (400 W 95th St in Chicago)

 

On November 11 in Chicago, the “Fight to Win” event will be held. Here, there will be a discussion on organizing strategies for leading successful campaigns against jail construction, money bail, and our racist incarceration system. For more info, click here.

 

 

Malcolm X Free Screening

Thursday, November 16, 5:30pm - UWM Union Cinema (2200 E Kenwood Blvd in Milwaukee)

 

On the UW Milwaukee campus, enjoy a free screening of the film Malcolm X, starring Denzel Washington and directed by Spike Lee. For more info, click here.

 

 

Report Police Misconduct Here

There is a new Facebook page where you can report police misconduct, created by Police the Police. If an officer mistreats you, send the group a message. You can access the page by clicking here.

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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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PLEASE SUPPORT OUR GOFUNDME

YGB functions without traditional funding. We are not tied to the stipulations that come with large donors. Instead, we are supported by the direct will of The People. This gives us the freedom to raise our voice and mobilize our community toward an end to State Violence. Please help support this freedom by sharing or conotributing to our GoFundMe page.

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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

ABOUT US

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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