Dustin Washington, Community Justice Program Director for AFSC's West Region, shares three tips for anti-racist organizing based on his experience as an organizer with the Tyree Scott Freedom School. For over 12 years the Tyree Scott Freedom School has been teaching young people in the Seattle area about institutional racism and community organizing.
In Seattle, young people draw on their own life experience to undo racism in the criminal justice system. This four-part essay offers a look inside the eight days they spent together at this summer's Tyree Scott Freedom School.
Please consider joining Councilmember O’Brien in Bertha Knight Landes on Friday, August 10 from 12:00-1:30 for a series of presentations and panel discussion with the students in the 2012 Tyree Scott Freedom School. This will be a great RSJI event and all are welcome to attend. Feel free to bring your lunch.
PRESENTATIONS – Freedom School students will give three short presentations on the following topics:
At the Freedom school, youth explored issues of Racism, poverty, militarism, community organizing and leadership development. This video contains interviews of youth and clips of actual Freedom School dialogues. Many youth attending this Freedom school are now active in Youth Undoing Institutional Racism (YUIR ).
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 10:00am - Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 4:00pm
Tyree Scott Winter Freedom School
December 28-30th, 2010 10:00am – 4:00pm
At the Freedom School we examine: Why are people poor? Why are so many people of color in prison? Explore history you’re not taught in school. Know your rights with the police. Learn how to undo racism. Develop leadership and community organizing skills. …and much more…
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