Wednesday, August 23, 2006
From Arja Nelson, JDCY Outreach Director:
Thanks to everyone for coming out to the Youth Rally today! Please watch the news to see the event on television!
We'd like to especially thank these organizations and their youth who organized the event:
Facilitating Leadership in Youth (FLY)
Youth Action Research Group (YARG)
Shout outs to the two MC's who did a fantastic job! Jonathan Stith, YEA and Tawanda Davis, FLY.
Thanks to Lenore Champagne, FLY and Danielle Kurzweil, YARG for working with the youth on their speeches on what youth want!
Thanks to Dana Walters for her excellent work on the 4 E's!
Thanks to everyone who participated including YEA, FLY, YARG, Covenant House Washington, ROOTS, Parent Watch, Latin American Youth Center, ACLU, Youth Empowerment Resource Center and the Inclusion Research Institute, and ! DC
If we forgot to mention anyone, we apologize (and please let us know who you are!)
Stop the War on DC Youth!
Campaign Strategy Meeting & Media Spokesperson Training
Wednesday, August 30th
5:30 - 6:30 pm Strategy meeting
6:30 - 7:30 pm Media Spokesperson Training
RSVP to Arja Nelson at anfreedomfighter@
Food will be provided
If you would like more tee-shirts, bracelets, campaign action packets, or voter guides please contact me!
Here are a few upcoming events:
August 26 - Calling 800 Mentors for Ward 8
12 noon - 4pm
Contacts: J! oyce Scott 202.248.1688; Vera Johnson 202.437.5583;
Ron Moten 202.906.0488
August 31 - Open Our Libraries Now!
Rally at Anacostia Public Library
Contact Robin at 202.387.8030
September 18th - Citizens Crime
Location (to be determined)
Contact Johnny Barnes, ACLU 202.547.0800
September 18th - DCAYA Back to School Breakfast
ARC Community Room,
9-10 am breakfast; 10-11 DCAYA Coalition Meeting
Contact Eshauna Smith 202.657.2541
Make Your Promise To DC Kids Today!
DC Action for Children's (DC ACT) 5 Promises to Kids Campaign urges the newly elected mayor of DC this November to address the most critical needs of the city's youngest residents. Over the next 2 months, beginning July 31, DC ACT will release 5 critical promises-one per week. We look to encourage city leadership to make and honor their commitment to children in DC. If you work or live in DC, please find out how you can support our campaign by clicking the link above. We hope that you will join this worthwhile movement!
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
DCAYA is supporting this rally on August 23rd in conjunction with the Justice for DC Youth Coalition and other youth advocates to ensure that the Crime Bill and Curfew ENDS at 90 days!!
Led and planned by young people, this is a great opportunity for you to show your support and a great experience for young people that you may work with.
Come out and help us send the message that instead of the three C's -
We stand for the three E's -
STOP THE WAR ON YOUTH
WEDNESDAY, August 23,2006
by : Federal Triangle Metro
Directly across from the Mayor's Office
END the Crime Bill at 90 days!
The mayor's emergency crime bill will not reduce crime or increase public safety. Instead it will unfairly target youth and fails to address's the real issues that lead to crime in DC!
Fight the youth curfew, as well as new cameras, new court procedures, and anti-confidentialit
For more information, contact Arja Nelson, 202-386-9809