Monday, March 7, 2011

NO TO THE YOUTH INJUNCTIONS

YOUTH WALK OUT AND TAKE OVER STREETS!



On March 4th 2011 , Xicana Moratorium Coalition youth from various Oakland and East Bay High Schools affected by proposed "gang" injunctions targeting Raza Youth in the Fruitvale WALKED OUT and shut down the streets of the Town demanding an END to criminalization of youth and displacement of brown people in the name of "violence prevention." These injunctions, that have been similarly applied across California cities including San Francisco, San José, Modesto, affect more than just the 50 people named Norteño gang members or associates on the gang injunction list: all young people fitting the "description" may be stopped, searched, harassed with no right to legal representation. Walk down 24th and Mission in San Francisco where gang injunctions were most heavy handedly applied - who do you see? Eliminitating rights of assembly and imposition of curfews (no being on the block after 10pm) are some of the ways the Oakland city council members seek to create favorable conditions for gentrification of the Fruitvale district.

Following in the footsteps of previous generations of Bay Area Youth movement and 519+ years resistance on this continent youth shut down 5 major intersections and used popular education and cultural resistance to share their demand of human rights to land and life and community self determination.

-Text by Natalia Favi García P

RALLY AFTER THE MARCH @ OAKLAND CITY HALL


- Rally Video By the Community Justice Network for Youth

Full Article Here

3 comments:

Emily said...

Awesome video! Love seeing our youth empowered and taking action in oakland

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for documenting the actions of our youth. This moved me to tears of joy. It was jarring to see the young people locked in and as you say being prepared to be locked up. These were the same tactics used in my high school when youth were mobililizing/walking out to fight Prop 187...almost 20 years ago. --Melanie C, Dignidad Rebelde

Anonymous said...

el pueblo vive!