Tuesday May 7th at 9:30am YASP a workshop at John B Kelly elementary school. The workshop was geared towards educating about the school to prison pipeline and structural violence and how to break the pipeline.
Monday May 29th 12:30pm YASP organizers spoke to a class of students at West Chester University about ACT33 and youth being charged as adults in Pennsylvania. The workshop was geared towards educating college students about youth being charged as adults and how running a youth lead organization works.
Tuesday May 7th 9:00am YASP did a workshop with two 5th grade classes that included a skit about a young teenager that goes through the school to prison pipeline. The workshop educated youth about structural violence and youth being charged as adults.
Saturday May 4th at 10:00am YASP lead a workshop with a group of teachers and students about the school to prison pipeline and youth being charged as adults. The event was a great success it helped teachers understand what young people need to be successful in school.
YASP’s Tot Metz and Shawna Hershberger assisted Matt Pillischer, director of Broken On All Sides, at his screening and panel at Ursinus College. Also in attendance were John Dhi, Anthony, and Margeret of Decarcerate PA. They discussed mass incarceration, The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander, racism, slavery, and exposing injustices of the American justice system as it currently functions. There was a Q&A for students that attended. The dialogue between the audience and panel members was engaged and attentive, rife pertinent and in-depth questions and answers.
YASP members joined Decarcerate PA at a rally in Harrisburg to protest Gov. Corbett’s financial plan to use $455 million to build two new prisons in Montgomery County and close over 20 public schools in predominately marginalized neighborhoods.