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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

Pray-In for Justice

Saturday, May 9 2015

From 2:00-3:00pm 

Steps of the Dane County Courthouse

 

 

Communities United Featuring M Adams

Monday, May 11 2015

12:00pm-1:30pm

Zion City International Church Ministries, Inc.
 
1317 Applegate Rd, Madison, Wisconsin 53713

 

YOUNG GIFTED AND BLACK and JUSTIFIED ART Presents: YOUTH ART SHOWCASE AT THE OVERTURE

Wednesday May 20, 2015

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Overture Center

201 State St, Madison, WI 53703

Calling all poets, dancers, musicians, singers, visual artist, and mc's !!! ***If you are a youth or know a youth still Interested in Performing, Please hit me up at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., message me on Facebook, or
call/text me at (312)- 802-3977**** Young Gifted and Black and Justified Art are showcasing youth ages 8- 21 MAY 20th to express themselves and feeling towards State Violence and the Killing of Black People from Police Brutality. We are looking for youth ages 8-21 to comet and share your talent with everyone at the Overture Center.
All art showcased must have a social justice message and be inclusive! WED. MAY 20th is the Date of the Actual performance.

Everyone is Welcome. ***If you are a youth or know a youth still Interested in Performing, Please hit me up at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., message me on Facebook, or
call/text me at (312)- 802-3977****

https://www.facebook.com/events/374639819391351/

The Issue of "Violence" in Social Movements

Monday, May  18  2015

7:00pm - 8:30pm

800 University Ave, Madison, Wisconsin
 
Join Freedom Inc and Young Gifted and Black's M. Adams, Professor Will Jones (UW Dept. of History) and Professor Pam Oliver (UW Dept. of Sociology) for a conversation about violence in social movements historically through the present day. Questions that will be considered include: What is violence? Why does state violence get framed as normal, but protestors breaking windows is framed as violent and out of line? Do charges of violence and calls for peace maintain the status quo? Do such calls discipline protestors? How have such charges functioned historically? The panel will address these questions and more. It will be facilitated by Dr. Sara McKinnon. For more info, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 7 pm, L160, Elvehjem Building, UW's campus
 
 
 

 

Personnel and Finance Committee To Discuss Jail Alternatives Resolution

Monday 5/11/2015 5:30pm

City County Building 

210 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Madison, WI 53703

At 5:30 (Meeting is at 6:00) Join YGB for a brief teach in and then for the Personnel and Finance meeting where they will be discussing the Resolution that community members have been testifying about the past 3 months.

Justified Art! Opening Reception

Friday 5/1/2015

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Overture Center for the Arts

201 State St. Madison, WI 53703

You are invited to the Justified Art! public reception! Join us on the first floor of the Overture Center in Gallery I for an evening of art, live music, poetry readings, and spoken word performances with refreshments provided by Fresco. Our celebration on May 1st coincides with the city-wide Gallery Night organized by MMoCA, so if you have other art to check out, make sure to add Justified Art! to your list! Justified Art! runs through Sunday, May 31st. More details to come. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. EXHIBITING ARTISTS Sy Abudu, Brad Baranowski, Anthony Black, Janet Braun-Reinitz, Blanche Brown, Poet Fabu, Jiayu (Olivia) Chen, Halie Conyers, Rolando Cruz, Margaret DeLima, Linda Friend, Rosita González, Linda P. Hancock, Jovita Hogan, Kelli Hoppmann & Ann Orlowski, Tom Jenz, Mutope J. Johnson, Jerry Jordan, Molly Krochalk, Doran London, Michelle Louis, Stephen Marc, Fidencio Martinez, Vernon McCombs, Allen Moore, James Morgan, DarRen Morris, Christopher McIntyre Perceptions, Franklynn Peterson, Bonnie Peterson, Yvette M. Pino, Cynthia Reynolds, Leonel Salazar, Isaac Scott, Barry Sherbeck, Amber Sowards, Camaron Spencer, Wanda Tapp, Lynn Tarnoff, Rhea Vedro, Danielle Washington, Nafis White, and Jave Yoshimoto.
GALLERY HOURS Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday, 9 AM – 9 PM
Saturday, 10:30 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, 12 PM – 5 PM

Civil Rights in an Age of Extremism - a Nation 150th anniversary event

150 anniversrary Panel 4302015

Thursday 4/30/2015

4:00pm-5:30pm

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

227 State St. Madison, WI 53703

A conversation about race, immigration, policing, and what civil rights mean today in Wisconsin & America. Featuring Gary Younge (The Nation & The Guardian), Christine Neumann-Ortiz (Voces de la Frontera), Rep. Mandela Barnes, and M Adams (Young, Gifted and Black & Freedom Inc). Moderated by John Nichols (The Nation & The Capital Times). Seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. This discussion will also be broadcast on the Madison City Channel on Friday, 5/1, at 8 pm, and again over the weekend.


The Nation Magazine is the oldest weekly news magazine in the country, celebrating its 150th anniversary with events across the country. Don't miss the big Madison anniversary celebration at Monona Terrace Convention Center on 4/30 at 7 pm: pechakucha.org/cities/madison-wi. For a complete list of anniversary events across the country, please visit thenation.com/events. Many thanks to our co-host, the Havens Center and to our sponsor, The Livingston Inn. Thanks also to the Madison Department of Civil RIghts and to following UW schools and departments for co-sponsoring this panel discussion: Center for Community & Nonprofit Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, Civil Society & Community Studies, Communication Arts, History, and Sociology.

 

Madison Urban-area Ministry (MUM) Teach-In With YGB Open To The Public Session 1

Monday May 11 7pm-9pm

First Congregational Church

1609 University Ave, Madison, WI 53726

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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  

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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