On Tuesday, May 27, 2014 from 2:00pm-6:00pm, the L.A. for Youth Campaign is hosting their 2nd Annual Concert and Rally on the steps of L.A. City Hall. The goals of the concert and rally are to uplift youth voice, visions and solutions for our communities, to display youth talent and creativity, and to provide a powerful example of what real public safety and youth development looks like.
Over 400 youth and adult allies from across Los Angeles County are expected to attend. There will be live performances (bands, dj’s, dancers, singers, and spoken word artists) and art demonstrations (paintings, drawings, graph art, and murals). Special guests include Councilmember Curren Price of the City of Los Angeles, Mayor Aja Brown of the City of Compton, Luis Rodriguez and Alex Johnson.
Los Angeles County has the largest prison system in the world. For too long, youth in Los Angeles have been treated as criminals instead of community leaders. L.A. City and L.A. County spend approximately $10 billion per year on some form of violence/crime suppression, and currently do not have a Department of Youth Development. The L.A. for Youth Campaign is working to fight the lockdown in L.A. County. Our young people are our best assets and should be given the support and opportunities they need in order to thrive.
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