Locked Up & Locked Out

Action & March Against Incarcerating Youth

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In solidarity with the 2014 National Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth, individuals and organizations across Chicago are joining to share poetry, hear speeches from young people, participate in a symbolic collective action using locks, and then march to the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC).

Locked Up & Locked Out

Monday, May 19th, 5pm

Paderewski Elementary Learning Academy, Chicago, IL, United States

2221 S. Lawndale Ave, Chicago

Marching from a closed school to the youth detention facility symbolizes our commitment to advocate for better use of public funds; namely more funding for schools and extracurricular activities, jobs and vocational skills development, behavioral and mental health services, community-based alternatives to incarceration, and other restorative justice measures.

Please join us and spread the word to your colleagues, youth, and friends.


Black and Pink - Chicago

Black Youth Project 100 (Chicago Chapter)

Broken Bonds Network

Canaan Community Church

Circles and Ciphers

Chicago Grassroots Curriculum Taskforce

Chicago Freedom School

Chicago Students Organizing to Save Our Schools (CSOSOS)

Chicago Taskforce on Violence against Girls and Young Women

Conscious Souls in Action at Rudy Lozano Leadership Academy

Free Spirit Media

Gender JUST

Health and Medicine Policy Research Group

HumanThread Center/Gallery for Peace, Arts & Education

Illinois Accountability Initiative

Illinois Campaign to End the New Jim Crow

Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health

Illinois Safe Schools Alliance

The Immigrant Youth Justice League

The International Marxist Humanist Organization (IMHO)

International Socialist Organization

Kuumba Lynx

Lawndale Christian Legal Center

Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO)

A Long Walk Home

Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration

Occupy Rogers Park

Organized Communities Against Deportations

Overpass Light Brigade Chicago

People Organizing Peace Systems (P.O.P.S) Movement Chicago

Project NIA

Radical Public Health

Revolutionary Poets Brigade

Students for a Sensible Drug Policy (Francis W. Parker School Chapter)

Sustainable Schools Action Team (Alliance for Climate Education)

Union Solidarity Committee of United Auto Workers Local 551

No Place for Kids: A Film about Youth Incarceration