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“In far too many places across California, putting students on probation has become a knee-jerk reaction to young people who are simply experiencing trouble in school or at home and who have not been accused of a crime.” Sigma Beta Xi, Inc. and ACLU Southern California leadership weigh in on the recent, historic settlement in Riverside County to put an end to referring young people to harmful voluntary probation programs for non-criminal offenses, and the work left to do. Press Enterprise.
What we’re reading:
This piece from ReFrame Mentorship program participants on Narrative Power Building is a great read if you want a better understanding of narrative and narrative power building -- what that all means and what it has to do with organizing and movement building.
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Last month, the Ella Baker Center and Restaurant Opportunities Center United celebrated the grand opening of Restore Oakland, a community advocacy and training center providing free and affordable offices to local nonprofits, job training and placement, tenants’ rights counseling, and dedicated space to practice restorative justice. We worked on branding, messaging, and a communications strategy in 2017 for the project’s groundbreaking, and we are thrilled to see this invaluable community space open its doors. Next City.