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AFF is launching a new video and podcast series that centers youth in the movement to abolish harmful systems and who are envisioning community-centered approaches to supporting youth and families. Watch now to get a sneak peek of the topics we’ll address.
Youth organizers featured in this video include:
Meyiya Coleman, Communities United
Xochtil Larios, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ)
Anahi Figueroa-Martinez, Juvenile Law Center
Laura Rosado, Visionary Freedom Fund
Jemima Abalogu, Visionary Freedom Fund
Bre Stoves, Care Not Control (Original song – Untold Story)
Juvenile Law Center explains why it’s important to take the lead from young people as they advocate for alternatives to incarceration that create opportunities for systems-impacted youth.
Anand Subramanian of PolicyLink explains what abolition is (and isn’t), the importance of visioning and centering young people in the movement.
Meyiya Coleman of Communities United speaks to us about the power of youth organizing and how it led to major reforms for police in schools in Chicago.
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Hernan Carvente Martinez of Youth First Initiative explains what abolition means to him, what a world without youth prisons looks like and what it will take to get there.
Erin Miles Cloud of Movement for Family Power explains how dismantling the child welfare system fits within the wider abolitionist movement and the intergenerational impact of supporting families through community investment.