Healing Justice Movement Gallery

From April 2016-October 2016 the Healing Justice Youth Organizers begin organizing with each other and building the Healing Justice Movement in the Nat Turner Revolutionary Leadership Training. The Nat Turner Revolutionary Leadership Training is a six-month relationship building, political education, skill-building, resource connecting and youth community organizing training for youth between the ages of 18-30 years old with a focus on engaging youth of color who have been pushed out of mainstream institutions (e.g., pushed out of school). 

In June 2016 while in The Nat Turner Revolutionary Leadership Training our Healing Justice Organizers studied and went through Campaign Development training with the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions, Deputy Director, Kyung-Ji Rhee or KJ. 

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In July 2016 while in The Nat Turner Revolutionary Leadership Training our Healing Justice Organizers went through a 3 Day Youth Activist Participatory Action Research training with Dr. Monique Guishard, Dr. Yassar Payne, Community Connection for Youth, The Morris Justice Project, Whats Your Issue and Dr. Brett Stout and the Public Science Project of CUNY. This training was foundation to the development of our Healing Justice Movement development and implementation. 

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In August 2016 while in The Nat Turner Revolutionary Leadership Training our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a 4 Day Fight The Power Film Series. This Film series was foundation to the development of our Healing Justice Movement development and implementation. 

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In August 2016 while in The Nat Turner Revolutionary Leadership Training our Healing Justice Organizers started building our Healing Justice framework and movement praxis. 

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In August 2016 H.O.L.L.A! senior leadership and board spend a week on the Space retreat farm building relationship with other, discussion organizing vision and laying out the early pedagogical foundation for training in regards to the development of the Healing Justice Movement.   

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In August 2016 while in The Nat Turner Revolutionary Leadership Training our Healing Justice Organizers continued to map out our Healing Justice framework and movement praxis our work.  

In September 2016 while in The Nat Turner Revolutionary Leadership Training our Healing Justice Organizers continued to map out our Healing Justice framework and movement praxis our work.  

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In October 2016 while in The Nat Turner Revolutionary Leadership Training our Healing Justice Organizers continued to map out our Healing Justice framework and movement praxis our work.  

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In November 2016 in between end of The Nat Turner Revolutionary Leadership Training and the start of the Youth Organizing Collective Training our Healing Justice Organizers studied and went through a 4Day Four Direction Medicine Wheel Circle Process with Mass Circle down on Earthseed in North Carolina. This process was foundation to the development of our Healing Justice Movement development and implementation. 

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In December 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers went through a critical Food Justice Training to bring knowledge back to our base and Healing Justice Movement praxis.

In December 2016 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created our first Healing Justice workshop/experience (i.e., circle/workshop/training) with nine 16-17 years old being held in a mental health housing unit on Rikers Island.  

In December 2016 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created our second Healing Justice workshop/experience (i.e., circle/workshop/training) with five 16-17 years old being held in a mental health housing unit on Rikers Island.  

In December 2016 during the orientation of the Youth Organizing Collective Training our Healing Justice Organizers started studying and reading Hope and Healing in Urban Education: How Urban Activists and Teachers are Reclaiming matters of the heart written by Dr. Shawn Ginwright. The study of this book was foundational to the development of our Healing Justice Movement development and implementation.

In December 2016 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a Healing Justice workshop/experience (i.e., circle/workshop/training) with Master level counseling psychology course at Teachers College. 

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In January 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers shared space at DreamYard ArtCenter and attended the Radical Healing Training with our big brother and comrade Shawn Ginwright.

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In January 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a Healing Justice workshop/experience (i.e., circle/workshop/training) with the CUNY Fatherhood Academy at LaGuardia Community College. 

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In March 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a Healing Justice workshop/experience (i.e., circle/workshop/training) at The Beyond the Bars Conference at Colombia University featuring Angela Davis. 

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In March 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers continue the process of relationships building with the larger formerly incarcerated and anit-voilence movements and communtiies.

IMG_4904In March 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers continued the process of relationship building with the formerly incarcerated community at John Jay College’s Prison Reentry Program. YOC Healing Justice Organizers participated in a panel discussion following the screening of 13th by Ava DuVernay.

In March 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers continued the process of relationship building with the youth from ATLAS DIY. YOC Healing Justice Organizers facilitated a talk-back circle following the screening of 13th by Ava DuVernay.

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In March 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers continued the process of relationship building with the youth from Crown Heights as YO S.O.S lead an Arts to End Violence workshop for YOC.  

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In March 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a Healing Justice workshop/experience (i.e., circle/workshop/training) with youth from Osbrone foundation.

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In March 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers continued the process of relationship building with the youth from Ya-Ya Network. 

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In March 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers continued the process of relationship building with youth and local community members of East New York Brooklyn when collaborating with Protecting the East and United Community Center for the International Women’s Day Celebration event. 

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In March 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers continued the process of relationship building with youth and local community members when hosting the “Let The Talents Heal” Talent Show at Mt. Pisgah in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn. Talented youth from all of BK was in the building healing.

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In April 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a Healing Justice workshop/experience (i.e., circle/workshop/training) at The Prison Abolition/Restorative Justice Conference at Princeton organized by SPEAR. Our Healing Justice Organizers continued the process of relationship building by sharing energy, respect and love with the formerly incarcerated Women leaders of the National Council for Incarcerated and formerly incarcerated Women and Girls.

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In April 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers continued the process of relationship building by hosting a town-hall style dialogue with the youth, teachers and parents of The Garden School located in Jackson Heights, Queens. This dialogue followed a screening of 13th directed by Ava Duvernay. 

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In April 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers continued the process of relationship building with the community at LaGuardia Community College. Healing Justice Organizers participated in a panel discussion on resistance, revive and rebuild. 

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In April 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers continued the process of relationship building and leadership development as they engaged in a dialogue with Pinkerton Foundation Senior Program personnel Julie Peterson about our Healing Justice Movement.  

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In April 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers attended a Restorative Justice Training led by Malachi and Kat of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY). 

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In April 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a Healing Justice workshop/experience (i.e., circle/workshop/training) with youth attending the Bronx Defenders Youth Justice Summit. 

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Circle Back: In April 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a Healing Justice workshop/experience (i.e., circle/workshop/training) with youth from Osbrone foundation.

In April 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers started a process of data and movement analysis in regards to our Healing Justice Movement praxis. 

In May 2017 our entire family went on a 4 Day Spiritual Camping Trip as a praxis of Healing Justice to build internal relationship with each other and to build and learn from nature. 

In May 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a Healing Justice workshop/experience (i.e., circle/workshop/training) with Next Step program in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn. 

In May 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers continued the process of relationship building and leadership development as they engaged in a dialogue with New York Foundation when H.O.L.L.A! was awarded seed funding over the years.  

ny fund finalIn May 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers volunteered the NORTH STAR Fund “Resilient New York ” conference to continue the process of relationship building with the larger grassroots based community organization family base in New York City. 

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In May 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a Healing Justice experiences (i.e., circle/workshop/training) with the formerly incarcerated Women leader Topeka Sam the national organizer of the Council for Incarcerated and formerly incarcerated Women and Girls. 

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In May 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a Healing Justice experiences (i.e., circle/workshop/training) with leaders of the OPEN DOOR family. 

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During the months of May-June our Healing Justice Organizers were busy documenting the Healing Justice Movement through a documentary video. Fallen Jones is supporting YOC with completing this project by early 2018. 

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In June 2017 the Youth Organizing Collective earned support from Brooklyn Community Foundation through the Youth Voice Award for our Healing Justice Movement efforts.

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In June 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a Healing Justice experiences (i.e., circle/workshop/training) at Columbia University School of Social Work 3rd Annual Conference of School Social Workers:Trauma, Terror and Healing: Turning empathy into action. 

In June 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a Healing Justice workshop/experience (i.e., circle/workshop/training) with youth leaders from St Louis’s nonprofit Cultural Leadership. Cultural Leadership is designed to rekindle the historical alliance between Jews and Black people and promote student activism.

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In June 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a Healing Justice workshop/experience (i.e., circle/workshop/training) with youth from Ya-Ya Network. 

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In June 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers continued the process of relationship building by sharing energy, respect and love with the formerly incarcerated leaders and experts of the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions. Our Healing Justice Organizers co-lead facilitate a community gathering with Center for NuLeadership Deputy Director KJ (Kyung-Ji Rhee). 

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In June 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers continued the process of relationship building and leadership development when Healing Justice Youth Organizer Alex sat in on a panel themed “Safe at the Center: Uplifting Youth Changemakers in Trump’s America” at the Resilience Advocacy Project event. 

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In June 2017 Healing Justice Organizers leading a panel discussion on the intersection of mass incarceration and higher education at LaGuardia Community College. 

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In June 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a Healing Justice workshop/experience (i.e., circle/workshop/training) at The Allied Media Conference in Detriot. Our Healing Justice Organizers continued the process of relationship building by sharing energy, respect and love with the youth of color across the nation. 

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In June 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers continued the process of relationship building and leadership development by co created a healing space at Community Connection for Youth focused on Healing Justice Movement building.

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In June 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers Publicly Launched Our Healing Justice Movement.  The is when our movement and websites went viral. 

Circle Back: In June 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers circled back and co-created another Healing Justice experiences (i.e., circle/workshop/training) with leaders of the OPEN DOOR family. 

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In July 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers went through a 2-Day Empathic Facilitator Training with Piper Anderson.

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In July 2017 the Youth Organizing Collective earned financial and capacity development support from The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for our Healing Justice Movement efforts.

In July 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a Healing Justice workshop/experience (i.e., circle/workshop/training) at Free Minds Free People in Baltimore. Our Healing Justice Organizers continued the process of relationship building by sharing energy, respect and love with the youth and social justice activist across the nation. 

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In July 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a Healing Justice workshop/experience (i.e., circle/workshop/training) with Echoing Green Fellowship staff and interns. 

In July 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a Healing Justice workshop/experience (i.e., circle/workshop/training) with Echoes of Incarceration Summer Liberation Program. 

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In July 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created our first all sisters Healing Justice workshop/experience (i.e., circle/workshop/training) with Sadie Nash Leadership Project-manhattan group. 

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Circle Back: In July 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created our first all sisters Healing Justice workshop/experience (i.e., circle/workshop/training) with Sadie Nash Leadership Project-Queens group.

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In June 2017 the Youth Organizing Collective received the Community Justice Award from the College Initiative at the 2017 College Initiative Graduation.

In July 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a Healing Justice workshop/experience (i.e., circle/workshop/training) with YO S.O.S Crown Heights. 

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Circle Back: In July 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a Healing Justice workshop/experience (i.e., circle/workshop/training) with Osborne Association foundation. 

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In July 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a Healing Justice workshop/experience (i.e., circle/workshop/training) with youth in the Next Steps program within the Friends of Island Academy. 

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In July 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a Healing Justice workshop/experience (i.e., circle/workshop/training) with Bed-Stuy S.O.S youth group. 
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 In July 2017 Healing Justice Organizer of the Youth Organizing Collective traveled to Philly to the Blackstar film festival to view and give support to our Healing Justice Organizer Miasia Clark for her work with Girls for Gender Equity and being featured in the documentary titled “Miasia: Nature of Experience.” This is another platform to support the leadership of our Healing Justice Movement. 

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Circle Back: In July 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a Healing Justice workshop/experience (i.e., circle/workshop/training) Bed-Stuy S.O.S youth group. 

 

In July 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a Healing Justice workshop/experience (i.e., circle/workshop/training) with Far Rockaway Youth Task Force. 

In July 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a Healing Justice workshop/experience (i.e., circle/workshop/training) at the High-line Teen Summit.

In July 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a Healing Justice workshop/experience (i.e., circle/workshop/training) with Artistic Noise. 

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In July 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a Healing Justice workshop/experience (i.e., circle/workshop/training) with John John College’s Pinkerton Fellows. 

In August 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers organized our 5th Annual H.O.L.L.A! Day Celebration and Fundraiser. H.O.L.L.A! Day is organized to celebrate the H.O.L.L.A! community and H.O.L.L.A!’s efforts, while deepening H.O.L.L.A!’s relationships with those we organize and heal with. H.O.L.L.A!’s Day 3 on 3 Fundraiser Basketball Tournament is a grassroots strategy to enhance organizational finances in order to fund youth organizers for a 12 month period.

Circle Back: In August of 2017 H.O.L.L.A! Healing Justice Youth Organizers spent a week at the Space retreat farm building relationship with each other, spending time with nature and doing data and movement analysis discussion organizing vision and laying out the early pedagogical foundation for training in regards to the development of the Healing Justice Movement.

In September 15th and 16th of 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers are co-creating a 2-day Healing Justice Summit at Columbia School of Social Work that brings together youth, organizers, community leaders, community based organizations, scholars, policy makers, artists, activists, advocates, parents, community residents and more to share our/their stories, skills, experiences of pain, truths, survival tactics and expertise to advance the work of grassroots and cultural practices of wellness, leadership and collective liberation for the most marginalized youth and their communities. The two day summit aims to deepen the attendees’ collective analysis, uplift and provide descriptive examples of grassroots and cultural approaches to community safety, leadership development, conflict de-escalation, community organizing and community building and practices of wellness. The other aims of the summit are to strengthen the network of those applying healing-centered approaches within youth organizing, youth/human development, and community development to make visible the lessons learned, victories and struggles from such praxis.

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In September 2017 six months after launching our Healing Justice Movement our Healing Justice Organizers went through a 3 Day Youth Organizing Movement Analysis and Next Steps Retreat. This retreat aim was to build relationships with each other through circle processes, courageous dialogue, and space sharing. To better understand our Healing Justice Movement and personal experience in the movement. To think about next steps for each Healing Justice Organizers and the Healing Justice Movement and plan our celebration.  

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In November 2017 Our Youth Organizing Collective co-create an Indigenous & Decolonize dinner with ourselves, personal family, large NYC community event to uplift Black and Brown indigenous culture, struggle and resistance within the community with one another.


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In December 2017 our Youth Organizing Collective begin coding youth participants’ responses from our Healing Justice Movement youth community assessment survey and as well as responses from our Healing Justice Workshops evaluation survey. Our analysis will fuel our Healing Justice Multimedia Production: mixtape, documentary, H.O.L.L.A!tv, reports, community organizing, and ongoing relationship building. This is a short list of commitments we will be engaging in our data analysis process.


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In December 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers went through a 2-Day introduction to Community Accountability and Transformative Justice with Mimi Kim at the The Center for Justice at Columbia University.

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In December 2017 our Youth Organizing Collective co-create a Kwanzaa celebration with ourselves, personal family, large NYC community event to uplift Black and Brown indigenous culture, struggle and resistance within the community with one another.

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In January 2018 we created the Healing Justice Youth Leadership Graduation Ceremony — a celebration that brings together youth, organizers, community leaders, community-based organizations, scholars, policy-makers, artists, activists, advocates, parents, community residents and more to celebrate our Healing Justice Youth Organizers for their works and sacrifice over the last eighteen (18) month process. Our Healing Justice Youth Organizers have completed two intensive healing–centered youth organizing training centered in political-education and relationship-building; this includes six (6) months within the Nat Turner

Revolutionary Training and twelve (12) months within the Youth Organizing Collective Training. The practice and lifestyle of Human Justice pedagogy is extremely challenging, and our Healing Justice. youth leaders have shown up time and time again to struggle with themselves, each other, and the structural forces that steal wellness and liberation from their lives and communities of color at-large.

Over the last 18-months, our Healing Justice Youth Organizers have uplifted a movement for healing and justice through co-creating vulnerable spaces for individual and community healing. They meaningfully engaged in deep relationship-building with youth of color, artists, parents, community/street organizers, scholars, educators, our families, a list of community-based organizations, children, people locked in cages, service providers for youth of color, practitioners and more in New York City and other across the nation. The ceremony aims were to celebrate and affirm our Healing Justice Youth Organizers’ sacrifice and personal/collective development. The other aims of this ceremony are to celebrate/affirm H.O.L.L.A.!’s progress as an organization, to uplift H.O.L.L.A.!’s Healing Justice Movement, and to celebrate and affirm our family, partners, and collaborators who have assisted us along this journey.

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In January 2018 our Youth Organizing Collective co-create a celebration with ourselves, personal and family to celebrate our relationship and sacrifices needed to lead our Healing Justice Movement organizing.  

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In February 2018 our Youth Organizing Collective lead a collective keynote speech at Ramapo College’s Black History Month event titled Rise Up: Resistance and Fighting back while lifting up Black communities.

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In February 2018 our Youth Organizing Collective continued the process of relationship building and leadership development by performing tracks from our forthcoming Healing Justice Mixtape with youth leaders at the Door.

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In February 2018 our Youth Organizing Collective gathered with Red Hook Initiative, Rockaway Youth Task Force, Community Voices Heard, Faith In Ny/Justice For All Coalition, GOLES, FIERCE and FREE to discuss growing, sustaining and uplifting youth power, leadership, and organizing.

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In February 2018 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a Healing Justice experiences (i.e., circle/workshop/training) with student leaders within The Peer Enabled Restructured Classroom (PERC) at Lehman College.

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In February 2018 our Healing Justice Organizers continued the process of relationship building and leadership development by traveling to Baltimore to performing tracks from our forthcoming Healing Justice Mixtape: “Social Toxins” and “Healing Justice is a Strategy.” 

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In February 2018 Youth Organizing Collective was interviewed by Alyssa Smith Lee at BRIC Art Media on the truth behind incarceration and Black Love, Afrofuturism, Gentrification.

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In March our Healing Justice Organizers continued the process of relationship building and leadership development by performing tracks from our forthcoming Healing Justice Mixtape: “Social Toxins” and “Healing Justice is a Strategy.”
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In March 2018 our Healing Justice Organizers continued the process of relationship building and leadership development by co-created a healing space at Columbia Law with law students on grassroots organizing against the prison industrial complex.

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In March 2018 our Healing Justice Organizers and co-founders went through a 3-Day Youth Organizing National training with SOUL.

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In April 2018 our Healing Justice Organizers continued the process of relationship building at the John Jay/Prison Reentry Institute and Pinkerton’s Healing justice and Credible Messenger Symposium. Our Healing Justice Organizers participated in a panel discussion on Healing Justice and Credible Messaging. In addition, our Healing Justice Organizers lead a community dialogue session and performed a track from our forthcoming Healing Justice Mixtape: “Healing Justice is a Strategy.”

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In December 2017 our Healing Justice Organizers went through a 1-Day Transformative Justice t with NastassJa Schmiedt and A.lea Roth at the The Center for Justice at Columbia University. 

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In April 2018 our Healing Justice Organizers continued the process of relationship building and leadership development by facilitating a course on Participatory Action Research with undergraduate students at Hunter College studying community organizing.

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In March 2018 our Healing Justice Organizers co-created a Healing Justice experiences (i.e., circle/workshop/training) at Brooklyn Community Foundation Youth unite Conference.


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In February 2018 our Youth Organizing Collective lead a collective keynote speech at Kings Against Violence Initiative on restoring our communities with a focus on youth of color.

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In March 2018 our Healing Justice Organizers went through a 1-Day introduction to Peacemaking Circle training with Kay Pranis at the Dream Charter School in Harlem.

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In  April  2018 The Youth Organizing Collective co-created a Healing Justice circle with 10th and 11th Graders High school sisters at the Resistance Chapter school on the prison industrial complex. 

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In April 2018 our co-founder continued the process of relationship building with the community at Paving the way Conference. Our Healing Justice Organizers participated in a panel discussion on intersectionality perspective to highlight the need for mutual healing within communities of color at Medgar Evers College.

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In April 2018 Our Youth Organizing Collective and family visited Jackson, Mississippi and Mississippi Delta to connect with blood family and movement history…. relationship building as a process of learning from the land, geography, and people/family/ancestors!

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In April our Healing Justice Organizers continued the process of relationship building with the community at Teach for America’s Black Corps Member (Educator) Summit in Memphis, Tennessee focused on “Emboldened by Our Power, Grounded in Our History, Committed to Our Future: A Raw Conversation About Becoming an Unapologetic Black Leader For Our People.”

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In April 2018 our Healing Justice Organizers continued the process of relationship building and leadership development. Our Healing Justice Organizer participated on a panel focused on the impacts of incarceration on people and their families at Columbia University School of Health.

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In  May 2018 our Youth Organizing Collective (Y.O.C) supported the work going on at Laguardia Community College to bring Mass Incarceration and the Prison Industrial Complex to the forefront of dialogue at the college.

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In May 2018 our Youth Organizing Collective was joined by artist London Sa’Rell and family as our Healing Justice Youth Organizes strategize and plan during our internal Healing Justice Mixtape political and cultural education session at the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions. 

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In May 2018 our Healing Justice Organizers continued the process of relationship building with members of the HIV and AIDS movement when collaborating with Yvette Davis (one of our youth organizers’ mother) for Aids Walk New York at Central Park. 3EECBCA6-E77B-4DA3-A5FE-8E6571F52789

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