Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Today's Youth Rally-- Thanks and Next Steps

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:

Youth Education Alliance (YEA)
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 Alliance of Youth Advocates (DCAYA). Thanks also to Eshauna Smith from DCAYA for bringing food coupons and voter registration information!

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
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
2907 MLK Ave., SE
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
5:00-7:30 pm
Contact Robin at 202.387.8030

September 18th - Citizens Crime Summit
Location (to be determined)
Contact Johnny Barnes, ACLU 202.547.0800

September 18th - DCAYA Back to School Breakfast
ARC Community Room, 1901 Mississippi Ave., SE
9-10 am breakfast; 10-11 DCAYA Coalition Meeting
Contact Eshauna Smith 202.657.2541


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