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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.

Eric Upchurch

YGB raising awareness and building community

Eric Upchurch

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Wednesday May 13, 2015

5:00pm - 7:00pm

The Brink Lounge

701 E. Washington Ave, Suite 105

Madison, WI 53703

Thursday May 7, 2015

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Red Gym (Wisconsin ABC Room)

716 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706

EVENT NOT HOSTED BY YGB BUT PLEASE ATTEND. SUPPORT THE FAMILY OF TONY ROBINSON

Join us for an evening of truth and commitment when and where the family of Tony Terrell Robinson will speak uninterrupted about their experience, feelings and thoughts surrounding the event and aftermath of the officer-involved killing of their loved one. 

Following the family’s statements, there will be panelists discussing different strategies for desired impact in response to the killing of Tony Terrell Robinson. 

Panelists will include:
David Hart
Deshawn McKinney
Amelia Royko Maurer

Roundtable discussion on strategies will follow with the goal of having everyone commit to an act for change before the end of the night.

Monday, May 11 2015

12:00pm-1:30pm

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

 

Saturday, May 9 2015

From 2:00-3:00pm 

Steps of the Dane County Courthouse

 

 

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
 
 
 

 

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 

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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