CALLING ALL TEACHERS, YOUTH ADVOCATES, MUSICIANS,
STUDENTS, WRITERS, ARTISTS, AND ACTIVISTS!
JUSTICE PARADE?: This summer in Richmond, a group of incarcerated youth, artists, and legal experts came together to re-imagine the juvenile justice system. Join us to celebrate the brave and brilliant voices of Richmond's incarcerated youth!!! Join community groups from across Richmond to advocate and envision a more safe, equitable, and just world for us all!
WHY: Because there are over ten thousand youth locked up each year in VA. Because we spend over $140,000 to incarcerate one teen for one year, while spending only $14,000 to educate them. Because 40% of youth locked up are between 8 AND 15 YEARS OLD. Because 70% of incarcerated youth are re-arrested after 3 years. Let's say it together...PRISONS DON'T WORK!
These youth are the future of our world and we to all work together to reinvest in our communities, keep our families together, and stop supporting punitive systems that are expensive, outdated, and don't work!
JUSTICE PARADE! NOV 3rd, 2017
Meet at the corner of West Marshall and 9th St
(across from City Hall)
WE NEED YOU TO BE A MEGAPHONE
FOR INCARCERATED YOUTH!