This Week with Change - May 17, 2019

Our weekly digest of client news and events.

Client News

Young Women’s Freedom Center has been
leading the fight to reform the juvenile justice system and close down San Francisco’s Juvenile Hall, demanding care and community, not cages, as alternative solutions for the city’s youth. On May 16, a key Board of Supervisors committee unanimously voted to approve legislation that would shut down juvenile hall before 2021. The committee heard from young people, like Leticia Silot from Young Women’s Freedom Center, on the harmful nature of the institution. The approved legislation will go to the full Board of Supervisors for a vote on June 4.

In Case You Missed It
The National Bail Out Campaign to #FreeBlackMamas has freed 300 black mothers in two years, and, with dozens of organizations like Color of Change and Essie Justice Group, leading local efforts, the campaign freed 100 black mothers this year, raising an additional $1 million to set color oeven more incarcerated women free.

What’s Coming Up
Akonadi Foundation honors this year’s Racial Justice Poster Project artist, Juana Alicia and her work ‘Tell Her’, on May 23 at Betti Ono Gallery. In its eleventh year, “the Racial Justice Poster Project is one approach the foundation uses to honor and inspire racial justice movement building in Oakland and around the world.”

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