Tag Archives: Youth Undoing Institutional Racism

Q&A: With Plans for the New Youth Jail to Be Built in 2019, Protesters Continue to Fight Against It

by Leija Farr

Despite overwhelming backlash from anti-youth jail protesters, King County continues to push forward with the construction of a youth facility in the Central District. The new King County Juvenile Detention Center is a $210 million project set to open in 2019. This project has been a hot-button issue around politics in Seattle for many years.

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Youth Spend Weekend Learning to Undo Institutional Racism

by Chloe Collyer

I have the people behind me, and the people are my strength.”

-Huey P Newton

“The password today is Huey P Newton.” This is the greeting each student receives as they enter the Black Power Epicenter in Beacon Hill. A volunteer checks in each young adult who in turn, repeats back the day’s quote with a dutiful confidence. Continue reading Youth Spend Weekend Learning to Undo Institutional Racism

Freedom School Immerses Students in Liberation Education

by Sharayah Lane

As the year comes to a close and the haze of an election filled with racism, sexism and xenophobia moves closer to an inaugural reality, walking into a freedom school is no doubt a revitalizing and liberating experience for south Seattle’s youth. Continue reading Freedom School Immerses Students in Liberation Education