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Friday, June 19 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Creative Peacebuilding in the Streets

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How can system-impacted youth use direct action and guerrilla media for intervention and peacebuilding? We will examine three examples of creative peacebuilding led by Black and Brown youth. These include a flashmob to fight gang injunctions, movies projected onto LAPD HQ, and a “People’s World Cup” on Skid Row. We will show how we use youth-led media to organize, teach Peacebuilding 101, and envision creative action from a prison abolitionist standpoint.


Nancy Flores

Youth Justice Coalition
My names Nancy Flores, I'm a senior at Rancho Dominguez Preparatory High School. Im a youth organizer with the Youth Justice Coalition, I work on the youth justice coalitions media team and also run my school newspaper The Wolfpack at my high school.

Jose Gallegos

Youth Justice Coalition
Jose is an organizer & peacebuilder at the YJC. He has organized in LA for over 5 years to challenge mass incarceration. He gives testimony to elected officials in CA & works with street involved youth. Currently, he works with families who lost loved ones to street & system viol... Read More →

Emilio Lacques-Zapein

Youth Justice Coalition
Emilio is the Media Coordinator at the YJC and has organized there for three years. He works to develop YJC social media outlets, websites, images, and messaging. His organizing is focused on working with family members who lost loved ones to police brutality in L.A. County.

Whitney Richards-Calathes

CUNY-Graduate Center
Whitney works with the YJC coordinating action-based research and supporting organizing work. She is a student that studies alternatives to mass incarceration at The Graduate Center in NYC. She is from the Bronx.

Diwaine Smith

Youth Justice Coalition
Diwaine Smith is a LOBO (Leading Our Brothers and Sisters Out the System) with the Youth Justice Coalition. As a youth organizer he works to organize direct actions against mass incarceration. He works on peace building during rallies, as well as leading chants and giving speeche... Read More →

Friday June 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
State Hall: Room 137
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