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September 2020 Roundup

September 29, 2020
Courtney M. McSwain

 

COVID-19 Resources and Responses

Election 2020

  • Video: Activate the Vote: What’s at Stake for Youth Justice in the 2020 Election. NJJN held two LIVE conversations on Facebook and Instagram with NJJN members, partners and youth activists to discuss the issues at stake for youth justice during the 2020 election, and how youth justice advocates can become involved in electoral advocacy. Watch the replay of the Facebook LIVE, hosted by NJJN Executive Director K. Ricky Watson, and the replay of the Instagram LIVE hosted by NJJN Young Justice Leader and MAC member Jorren Biggs.
  • Toolkit: Originally released in 2018, Youth First Initiative’sYour Vote is Your Voice” Toolkit helps youth justice organizations find ways to become involved in electoral advocacy.
  • Toolkit: NJJN Member Kentucky Youth Advocates released “Making Kentucky Kids Count,” a 2020 election toolkit.
  • Voter’s Guide: NJJN Member Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families released its 2020 Voter Guide.
  • NJJN Member Southern Poverty Law Center released its presidential transition document, “Vision for a Just Future.”

NJJN Campaign: #ShutDownSequel
A campaign to shut down the for-profit youth facility management company, Sequel Youth and Family Services. NJJN Members and partners with information or interested in investigating Sequel in your state, please email info@njjn.org.

Racial Justice/Anti-Racism News

Publications/Resources/News

  • The Center for Story-Based Strategy’s fall trainings are now enrolling. Story-based strategy is a participatory approach that links movement building with an analysis of narrative power and places storytelling at the center of social change is a participatory approach that links movement building with an analysis of narrative power and places storytelling at the center of social change.  Read more.

Jobs/Opportunities

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