August 25, 2014
Stand with ‘No New Youth Jail Silent Protest’ at 12 noon, Tuesday, Sept 2, King County Courthouse, 516 3rd Ave (Gather in City Hall Park, 450 3rd Ave).
Hear a half hour of statements from faith communities around Seattle, voices opposed to construction of a new youth jail in King County. Forty seven minutes of silence represent the over representation of African American youth incarcerated by King County in 2013. A delegation from the No New Jail Campaign will attempt to pray with King County Council members that a path is chosen which recognizes incarceration is the wrong policy for young people, investing in prevention rather than detention.
Our silence is symbolic of the way King County has rushed forward while refusing to listen to voices of youth and communities of color that reminded them 210 million dollars should not be spent to expand the Youth Jail complex. The current plan expands the Prison Industrial Complex. Services should not be coupled with jail. No young person should have to be arrested to get help.
Call James Williams at 253.883.9548 or Rashuad Johnson at 413.884.4405 for more information.Subscribe