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Youth March to Protest Gun Deaths and Violence

Jun 27th, 2014

The 2nd Annual Juneteenth Youth Speak Truth to Power March and Youth Voice Stage brought together more than 100 youth from several Safe Place afterschool programs and schools, along with families of gun violence victims to promote non-violence and social justice. This year’s celebration marked the 43rd year Milwaukee has been having an organized event to commemorate the day African-Americans were finally freed from slavery nearly 150 years ago.

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Youth Speak Truth to Power at the 43rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration

At the 2nd Annual Youth Speak Truth to Power March and Youth Voice Stage, young people show that they can all stand together against senseless gun violence.  More than 100 teens marched to protest gun deaths, and what they feel is an unacceptable response by the community to children and youth dying.  Click below for a YouTube slide [...]

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Juneteenth Planning Group

Youth March to Say No More to Violence and Social Injustices

Kwabena Nixon, spoken word performer, community organizer and activist, and recent author, is the MC/host for the Youth Voice Stage at the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Youth Speak Truth to Power March. Kwabena is also a co-founder of the I Will Not Die Young Campaign. Helping to plan and organize the event were the Juneteenth Youth Planning Group, teens from Northcott Neighborhood House. They are expecting at least 100 of their peers to join them for the march for social justice and non-violence at the 2014 Juneteenth Festival on June 19.

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2014 Juneteenth Youth Speak Truth to Power March & Youth Voice Stage

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