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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 December

YGB raising awareness and building community

Staying Engaged This December

Dear YGB Community,

 

As we continue to fight state violence and build community, we need your voice to keep the fight alive.

 

Please attend the events below, and make sure to follow the Free the 350 Bail Fund on Twitter!

 

 

Solutions & Strategies 2017

Saturday, December 2, at 10am - Madison College Truax Campus (1701 Wright St), Room D1630

This Saturday, a Madison365-led panel discussion and Q&A will be held to discuss issues facing communities of color over the past year, and what solutions we should consider. For more info, click here.

 

 

Liberation Publication - Public Meeting

Tuesday, December 5, at 5pm - Michelangelo’s Coffee House (114 State St)

Liberation is a grassroots feminist newspaper based in Madison. Come learn about Liberation’s goals and hear its most recent updates at Michelangelo’s next Tuesday! To learn more, click here.

 

 

Undocumented In Dane County

Tuesday, December 5, at 6pm - Temple Beth El (2702 Arbor Dr)

Join Fabiola Hamdan, a bilingual social worker, to learn about the day-to-day struggles that undocumented immigrants experience in Dane County. The event comes with a dinner. To buy tickets and learn more, please click here.

 

 

Ad Hoc Committee Meeting

Wednesday, December 6, at 5pm - 545 W Dayton St

We know that putting police in schools won’t solve our community problems and will instead enforce the school-to-prison pipeline. This Wednesday, meet with Freedom Inc. to speak out against police in schools at an Ad Hoc committee meeting. For more info, click here.

 

 

Intersectionality & White Privilege Training

Saturday, December 9, at 10am - AFSCME Wisconsin Council 32 (8033 Excelsior Dr)

Next Saturday, Groundwork will conduct a powerful training about intersectionality and white privilege, allowing participants to understand systemic racism and enhance their allyship for people of color. Get tickets and learn more about the event by clicking here.

 

 

Heather Bruegl Lecture on Native American History in Wisconsin

Saturday, December 9, at 2pm - Civil War Museum (5400 1st Ave in South Kenosha)

Next Saturday in South Kenosha, historian Heather Bruegl will present a lecture on Native American history, past and present, in Wisconsin. To learn more, click here.

 

 

A Peaceful Reconciliation After Sikh Temple Attack

Sunday, December 10, at 1:30pm - Monona Terrace Convention Center (1 John Nolan Dr)

On August 5, 2012 in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, a white supremacist killed six people at a Sikh temple in a disgusting act of hatred and bigotry. On December 10 at Monona Terrace, there will be a free public event to reflect on the incident. Please RSVP on Facebook by clicking here.

 

 

Art For Clean Water

Monday, December 11, at 6pm - Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery (2827 Atwood Ave)

This year’s VHP art sale will send all proceeds to providing clean water to Lweza, Uganda. Enjoy art and cupcakes for a good cause! What could be better? For more info, click here.

 

 

Madison Vigil To End Gun Violence

Monday, December 11, at 7pm - Madison Mennonite Church (1501 Gilbert Rd)

This December marks five years since the Sandy Hook shooting, and a vigil will be held to remember the horrific event and advocate for ending gun violence. For more info, click here.

 

 

Youth (Re)Engagement Fall 2017 Visioning Session

Tuesday, December 12, at 4:30pm - McGovern Park Senior Center (4500 W Custer Ave in Milwaukee)

On December 12 in Milwaukee, participants in this session will work together to brainstorm solutions to create a more just Milwaukee. To learn more and RSVP, click here.

 

 

Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin

Saturday, December 16, at 2pm - Fitchburg Public Library (5530 Lacy Rd in Fitchburg)

On December 16, three African American writers from Wisconsin - Fabu, Sherry Lucile, and Catrina Sparkman - will discuss poetry and prose in a way that sheds light on what it means to be African American in Wisconsin today. For more info, click here.

 

 

Women Your Mother Worried About - Resistance and Resilience

Saturday, December 16, at 3pm - High Noon Saloon (701 E Washington Ave)

This afternoon event will feature trans women and AMAB non-binary writers in the country who will speak stories from the heart. For more info, click 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.

SHARE OR SUPPORT OUR GOFUNDME PAGE HERE

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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