This hits hella close to home because I've worked with some young people in the Sco'(SF) who were going thru this same madness 3 years ago (murders, turf violence, no academic, recreational, or creative programs, hustlin',and the juvenile justice system).Not only that, im a parent-and i cant imagine what its like to have to bury youre own child! The struggle doesnt end with the visual art. Please pass the word about this video and the issue of youth violence in SF! Its more than art, its arming each other with the info that media refuses to-pass it on so we ALL know whats happening-no one can do everything of course, but everyone can do sum'n.More police is not going to solve a damn thing-city hall and Mayor Newsom know what kind of programs are needed in order to stop this..Make them pay attention. -Rob/Tres Trust Your Struggle Collective "Come Bien Books" CA-NYC
thx for the info Nancy!
NOTE: If you cant see the video, go to current tv and type in 'youth demand action" and youll see some brown kids in front of sf city hall.
Also, I know theres a huge zine community in SF and hella folks on here are prob connected there some how.BUT, beyond bars, punk shows, art shows, and the general "scene" out there-young black and brown people from Hunters point, Double Rock, Lakeview, The Mission, The Fillmore(west ed), the Tenderloin, the Excelsior and many other parts are facing a system of education that fails most of its students.Theyre up against sky rocketing rents, no jobs, no recreational programs, drugs, guns, and an all out war between turfs, and community organizers like HOMEY are trying their best to make positive change by holding the mayors office accountable instead of putting more pigs on the streets to patrol, watch, arrest, and brutalize our youth.So, if this concerns u zine readers go check out the work that "Homies organizing the Mission to Empower Youth" or "Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth" is doing to fight back and support in any way you can.