Healthy Neighborhoods

OYPB presents at "Heal the Streets"

On Saturday, April 21st, Oakland Youth Policy Builders was represented by Andrea Guzman and Saleem Shakir at the Ella Baker Center's "Heal the Streets" event at the Eastside Cultural Alliance Center. The program began with an intense "participatory research" activity which featured dramatic scenes of urban youth challenges in which the audience was invited to intervene. Later, Andrea participated in a panel discussion with youth leaders from Youth Together, the Ella Baker Center and the HOPE Collaborative, discussing the challenges and rewards of being a youth leader in Oakland.

Andrea's goal was to talk about OYPB's proposals to improve the relationship between police and youth and try to win support from the young people in the room. She invited participants to a meeting at PUEBLO to have a fuller discussion about these proposals, to answer questions and to develop outreach strategies to a wider community of Oakland's young people. She did a wonderful job and made excellent connections, and we are proud of her representation. She had a sign-up sheet with her so that OYPB can reach out to interested young people who are not able to attend the meeting at PUEBLO.

Created: 04-26-2012

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