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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.

YGB Events

YGB raising awareness and building community

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.

Alternatives to Incarceration Workgroup

Wednesday, September 9th 5:30

Alliant Energy Center

1919 Alliant Energy Center Way

Madison, WI 53713

Tax Policy Creates Economic and Racial Disparities

Tuesday, September 8th 6:30pm

Elvehjem L140

750 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706


As we know, the wealth gap is more than just the 99% and the 1%. The average wealth of a white family is 16x that of a Black Family. Come and learn how tax policy helped create economic and racial disparities, what Catholic Social Justice teaches us, and what we can do to mend the wealth gap.

Drop The Mic: Black Before the #ashTag
11 Aug 2015

Drop The Mic: Black Before the #ashTag

Saturday, August 29 6:00pm

2222 S Park Street, Suite 200, Madison, Wisconsin 53713
Calling all Poets, MCs, Musicians,Singers and Dancers!!! Got something to say? In Honor of Black August, YyGB (Youth Young Gifted and Black) will be hosting and Open Mic 4 Youth By Youth Free and Open To Everyone
Only Youth Performers Please
10-21 Years Old Located at The Urban League On S. Park Street
6PM Sign Up
6:30 ShowTime

YyGB Is a Youth Organizing Group that Meets Every Tuesday for Political education and Community Building, If You are interested and want to know More Information
Please contact Alix Shabazz The Facilitator of YyGB or
Youth Leaders of YyGB Ciara Hart and Dar-nasia Lewis for more info


Mental Wellness

August 27th 5:00pm

City County Building

210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Madison, WI 53703

Alternatives to Incarceration Workgroup

August 26th 5:30

Alliant Energy Center

1919 Alliant Energy Center Way

Madison, WI 53713


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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