YOUTH AND EDUCATION:
YOUNG BLACK PEOPLE CAN THRIVE AND LEAD
All across this country Black people live with the reality of being subjected to a police occupation everyday. This is a form of state violence perpetrated against our community. Black folks who are poor, women, both currently and formerly incarcerated, working class, LGBTQ+ and gender non-conforming, differently abled, and undocumented are particularly vulnerable to police violence and hyper-surveillance. As a people living in Black bodies, state-sanctioned violence is always a clear and present danger. We demand an end to this violence.
Our conversations around state violence must reflect all the ways in which Black people are intentionally left powerless at the hands of the state. This is a reflection on all the ways which Black lives are deprived of our basic human rights and dignity.