Children's Defense Fund NAA to Host Nonviolent Action Training for Cleveland Youth

By: CDF-NAA Ohio
Dec. 22, 2014 - PRLog -- In response to recent protest actions and events, the Children’s Defense Fund’s New Abolitionist Association, a coalition of concerned youth and young adults has issued a press release to protestors and supporters…

We would like to acknowledge and thank all the supporters and protestors for their dedication and hard work. CDF-NAA continues to work with people both within and beyond the City of Cleveland, and it is developing the concrete solutions, policies, and procedures necessary to create systemic change. Our method is nonviolence which can consist of noncooperation with the systems that perpetuate violence in our communities and ultimately consist of building a new world together in search for beloved community.

Children’s Defense Fund’s New Abolitionist Association is bringing together our fellow young people for a dialogue around how we can continue to and lead a nonviolent movement that seeks justice for Tamir Rice and others, and show that #blacklivesmatter! This workshop is for young people interested in making a change and to better our communities. The Leading the Change nonviolent workshop will be held tomorrow in Cleveland by CDF-NAA at 3909 Lee Rd.

Please see event description below:

Young Black and Latino people are the hardest hit by police brutality and other issues around Cleveland. A black boy born in 2001 has a 1 in 3 chance of going to prison, a Latino boy 1 in 6. This doesn’t happen on accident. There are things that drive these numbers. In aggregate, this is called the Cradle to Prison Pipeline®. The New Abolitionists will work to dismantle the Cradle to Prison Pipeline ® through addressing the issues that fuel the pipeline. These issues include: Pervasive poverty, Health Care Access, Gaps in Early Childhood Education, Disparate Educational Opportunities, Intolerable Abuse and Neglect, Unmet Mental and Emotional Problems, Substance Abuse, Overburdened and Ineffective Juvenile Justice System, Student Loan Debt, and Environmental Injustice.

If you are seeking for a way to engage in the Cleveland movement, come talk with us and learn about nonviolent action and how you can plug in to (y)our movement!

For more information on CDF’s NAA workshop time and location, search for us on Facebook under: ‘YOUth are the NOW: Teens and young adults building a new Cleveland now!’ or contact us directly.

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