Every year, BAY-Peace youth act as culture keepers to ensure that the youth voices don’t get left out from conversations on health, safety, equity and justice. This past year, they worked with 67 Suenos for International Migrants Day to honor immigrants and youth whose lives were lost at the intersections of racism and structural violence, created banners and marched in solidarity with other youth leaders from around Oakland Unified School District on the annual General Strike on October 20th and performed a skit on school climate and the criminalization of black and brown youth for the Government Alliance on Race and Equity. We want to continue giving them the opportunity to lift up their stories and take their stands in the on-going fight for racial justice and youth safety so they can continue to create healing and transformation in their own lives and their communities.
To do so, BAY-Peace is launching our very first fundraising campaign for the 2017-2018 youth leadership programs this October. We need your support to make sure our interns have the resources they need to lead the racial justice movement here in Oakland through the arts and organizing! Help us raise $1,500 during the month of September to keep our interns innovating, connecting, creating and organizing.
Check out 2016-2017 Peace in Action Cultural team performing at the Dimensions Extensions Performance Ensemble's Annual Production: