Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos started as a social movement to prevent and stop youth violence by providing life-enhancing alternatives
NEWS UPDATE: Daniel "Nane" Alejandrez, director of Barrios Unidos, Cynthia Gutierrez, BU Prison Project Coordinator, and Performing Artist Gina Rene Are Scheduled to Attend New York's "Growing Up Locked Down" Conference.
The conference is 3-Day multi-media, multi-cultural solutions-based Juvenile Justice
event being presented by The Gathering for Justice and Justice League NYC. GULD will take place Wednesday, September 24 – Friday, September 26, 2014 at The New School. The Conference will include plenaries with Keynote Speakers including Harry Belafonte, Bryan Stevenson, Cornel West and Bart Lubow, Panels and Workshops led by noted Juvenile Justice advocates and activists like Daniel "Nane" Alejandrez, special events including an Opening Night Networking Social, special film screening and a Closing Night Concert. Participating artists include Talib Kweli, Gina Rene, Immortal Technique, Jasiri X, QuadirLateef, Grace Weber, Impact Repertory Theatre and more. The Conference will also include youth-led programming, nonviolence trainings, a theater program in collaboration with The New School for Drama and Naked Angels theater company, and a live art event with noted conscious muralists Beats, Rhymes and Relief. There are 400 conference guests expected to attend, and the event promises to attract a great deal of press and attention. For more information download the event brochure below.
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We are excited to announce that the Prison Project has launched a campaign page to raise money to attend the Growing Up Locked Down Conference in New York. Please share the INDIEGOGO LINK with folks in your community, social media, and friends,
so that we can reach our goal of raising $5,000. With your help we can do it!
Stopping the School to Prison Pipeline
Barrios Unidos' counselors provide preventive individual and group counseling to students at Pajaro Valley and Santa Cruz high schools to make sure they stay focused on their education and stay away from negative peer influences at school and in their neighborhoods.