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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.

YGB Events

YGB raising awareness and building community

SankofaBCH training for Black therapists, case managers and social workers.
13 Sep 2015

SankofaBCH training for Black therapists, case managers and social workers.

Saturday, September 26th 1-4pm
UW South Side Partnership
2312 S. Park St (Villager Mall)
 
Join SankofaBCH for a training for Black therapists, case managers and social workers. This training is aimed at Black undergrad and graduate students, recent graduates and professionals in the field. This type of work can be challenging anywhere and there are certain struggles in doing the work in Madison and Dane county. We will discuss ways to be successful, find support, and offer the best possible care to the people you are working with. This is an opportunity to build community with one another and to learn from a team of experienced Black therapists, case managers and social workers doing culturally relevant care. You will leave with a greater understanding of how to best use your skills and with more support and confidence.

Dates of training:
September 26th 1-4pm
October 3rd 1-4pm
October 10th 1-4pm

Location:
UW South Side Partnership. 2312 S. Park St (Villager Mall)

Cost:
$100 Contact us for scholarship information

Food and childcare will be provided.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Thanks!

 
A Community Meeting on Policing in Madison : recruitment/training, racial disparities, use of force, 911 logistics, and mental health
13 Sep 2015

A Community Meeting on Policing in Madison : recruitment/training, racial disparities, use of force, 911 logistics, and mental health


September 21, 2015

6:00-9:00pm 

 
301 Riverside Dr
 
Madison, Wisconsin 53704

Brandi Grayson will be on the panel.

A Madison Community Conversation: Building Healthier Systems of Public Safety and Community Justice
 
Hosted by the Community Response Team
The Community Response Team (CRT) invites you to participate in a community conversation focused on important citizen and police officer safety

MPD: Hands Off Brandi!
02 Sep 2015

MPD: Hands Off Brandi!

Friday, September 4:30pm

Villager Mall 

Madison, WI 53703

MPD: HANDS OFF BRANDI!

Rally at Villager Mall (2300 S. Park St.) 4:30 PM Sept 4th

 

Last night, Brandi Grayson, a member of the Young Gifted and Black Coalition was pulled over by a Madison police officer who issued her a warning for a broken headlight. The stop occurred directly after officers came to her house when she wasn’t home and preceded to talk to her children. This traffic stop was the latest in a string of incidents involving the Madison Police Department citing Brandi without her knowledge, repeatedly calling her phone, and sitting outside of her home--which is on a cul-de-sac with only one other home, no traffic, and in the Town (not City) of Madison.
 

"every encounter between police and a Black activist must be taken very seriously"

After the death of Sandra Bland in Texas following what should have been a minor traffic stop, every encounter between police and

YGB RALLY Black Women's Lives Matter Too: Justice 4 Cierra Finkley

TBA, Today or Tommorrow (During Cierrra's Initial Court Appearance)

Dane County Courthouse

215 S Hamilton St

Madison, WI 53703

 

Cierra Finkley was just charged with first degree reckless homicide after stabbing her abusive boyfriend who was trying to kill her and her 5-year-old daughter. Cierra's boyfriend had a history of regularly abusing her. 

This is very similar to the case of Marissa Alexander, a Florida resident who was facing over 60 years in prison for trying to protect her and her children from an abusive partner. 

Too often Black Women are not seen as victims of violence. Whether it be Sandra Bland as a victim of State violence or Cierra Finkley, a victim of domestic violence; Black Women's lives matter too! 

Come help Young Gifted and Black support the family of Cierra Finkley in front of the court house! Her daughter shouldn't have to loose her mother just for to live. #justice4Cierra#blacklivesmatter

Correct time and date TBA (it is based on Cierra's court date)

https://www.facebook.com/events/712983408813371/

YGB to be Honored at Women's Equality Day in Milwaukee
18 Aug 2015

YGB to be Honored at Women's Equality Day in Milwaukee

Woman’s Equality Day
Saturday, August 29, 2015
2:00 to 4:00 PM

Milwaukee Public Library – Central Downtown
(Community Room Number 1)
814 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Come & celebrate the 95th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage

Celebrate with many other Women’s Groups:

  • 9to5 Wisconsin

  • Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom

    (Milwaukee& Madison Branches)

  • American Association of University Women – Milwaukee Chapter

  • League of Women Voters – Milwaukee Chapter

  • First Unitarian Society’s Womanspirit Group

  • Raging Grannies

 
 
Renew again the great victory with the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  The courageous political campaign, which spanned 72 years, was carried out by tens of thousands of persistent women and men.

Celebrate today’s women working for Equal Pay, Voter Rights, Immigrants' Rights, and to End State Violence, Mass Incarceration & Trafficking.

We will honor steadfast leaders and recognize young women who are taking the baton forward for justice.

All invited to join us, free and open to the public.

Call Janet Nortrom at 414-964-3764 with questions.

Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1486748818303132/ for updates.

For those wishing to carpool from Madison, we will be gathering at 11:30am in the parking lot behind the Madison East Shopping Center, //www.google.com/maps/place/Madison+East+Shopping+Center/@43.1018373,-89.3452566,18z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0xfb086b9c57252e12" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);">E Washington at E Johnson.  The parking lot is accessible through the Shopping Center.  Contact Dace Zeps at 608-358-2940 for more information.

Racial Justice in Madison: Segregation and Incarceration in the Creative City; a Symposium
11 Aug 2015

Racial Justice in Madison: Segregation and Incarceration in the Creative City; a Symposium

November 6th, 7th & 8th

The title of the symposium is "Racial Justice in Madison: Segregation and Incarceration in the Creative City". There are two great keynotes-- one by renowned Sociologist Cedric Robinson and the other by famed Ferguson activist Jamala Rogers--as well as panels with activists and academics on state violence, ethnic studies, and segregation and gentrification. It will be a truly unique and unprecedented event.

Racial Justice in Madison: Incarceration and Segregation in the “Creative City”

Comparative US Studies, The Havens Center and Young Gifted and Black Coalition present a symposium

 

November 6-8, 2015

 

Friday Keynote Elvehjem L160, 5:30PM Cedric Robinson

 

Saturday Symposium Pyle Center 

Saturday Keynote

Jamala Rogers 9AM

Incarceration and State Violence (panel) 10:30AM

The Segregated City (panel) 1:30PM

Ethnic and Indigenous Studies in the University (panel) 3PM

Wrap-Up 4:30Pm

 

Saturday 8PM & Sunday 2PM Promenade Hall, Overture Center

We The 350: Stories of Poverty, Racism & Incarceration in Wisconsin

Fighting Bob Fest

Saturday, September 19, 11:00am

Breese Stevens Field

917 E Mifflin St

Madison, WI 53703

 

At 11am come join YGB for a conversation about combating a long and lasting history of oppression and inequality in our colonial relationship with the United States For more details on Fighting Bob Fest, see the link below to the official event page. https://www.facebook.com/events/1469482506689273/

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  

SIGN THE PETITION HERE SIGN THE PETITION HERE 

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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