Youth Heal In Communities Not Cages training on Sunday, May 15, 10am-5pm, Durham

This Sunday, May 15 from 10am-5pm, Youth Heal In Communities Not Cages coalition will be hosting a participatory workshop to practice important skills to help win the campaign against the expanded youth jail.

Register today by filling out this form right away! We need your presence.

This in-person training is free of cost; delicious lunch and snacks will be provided; and there will be childcare (with masking and distancing for children who are able to do so, for covid safety), in a wheelchair-accessible space in Durham. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a mask, and arrive at 9:45am ready to dive in. The workshop will be led by Ready the Ground Training Team.

Durham County government wants to build a majorly expanded $30 million youth detention center for children and youth ages 8-17. Almost all the children and youth currently locked up are Black and from lower income communities. Durham urgently needs youth wellness, mental healthcare, and fully funded public education to prevent children and youth from ending up in the system– not more beds in the youth jail. Thank you for participating in the fight to support youth wellness for all of Durham!

Please share this invitation with Durham residents you trust who might be interested, especially young people directly impacted by systems of punishment and incarceration and the adults who love them.

Here’s an educational flyer you can print out to give to potential supporters.