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YUIR and EPIC in the news

Seattle YUIR participants
Seattle YUIR participants Photo: / AFSC

AFSC's Youth Undoing Institutional Racism (YUIR) and Ending the Prison Industrial Complex (EPIC), projects of the Seattle Community Justice Program, have been organizing for several years to stop the building of a new juvenile detention center and develop community based anti-racist alternatives to detention. Their efforts have gotten significant media attention. These are just a few of the news articles that have appeared related to their work and the issues they're raising:

South Seattle EmeraldNew King County detention center an albatross for South Seattle youth?

South Seattle Emerald: Back to school: Aaron Dixon take me on a tour through history

Seattle Times: King County makes progress on youth incarceration

Seattle PI: Judge: Racism 'a fact of life' in King County juvenile justice system

The Stranger: King County will reduce number of beds in new juvenile detention center by one fourth, bowing to protests

South Seattle Emerald: 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' rings true in King County today

The Seattle Globalist: Former inmate says new King County youth jail is a mistake

Socialist Worker: A modest win against youth incarceration

South Seattle Emerald: We must make the justice system impervious to bias (op-ed)

Seattle Voices: Inteview with Ariel Hart (EPIC/YUIR organizer)

The Dignity Virus: Table flipped at Howard S. Wright construction firm in protest of proposed new youth jail in Seattle

The Stranger: Lawsuit: King County misled voters on levey to build new youth jail

Yes!: Can cities end the school-to-prison pipeline? Relentless organizers are tallying wins

Seattle Times: Officials declaring Washington a 'hate-free state' are shouted down by youth-jail opponents

Seattle Weekly: Freedom School Aims to Teach What Public Schools Don't 

South Seattle Emerald: Macklemore Sign On To #NoNewYouthJail Movement

South Seattle Emerald: Freedom School Immerses Students in Liberation Education

Seattle Weekly: What's Next for the No Youth Jail Movement? 

The Seattle Times: Seattle Council President Harrell wants county to reconsider new youth jail

South Seattle Emerald: Free to Dissent: White Anti-Racist Group Upends County at Community Meeting

South Seattle Emerald: County Responds to Murray's Call For A "Second Look" At Juvenile Detention Center

South Seattle Emerald: Tainted Appeals Process Speeds Construction of Youth Jail




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