Our work to win Restorative Justice and dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline in Miami-Dade Schools
Role in forming the Miami Committee on State Violence, a collaborative South Florida rapid-response team committed to ending state violence
Black Girls Matter
Miami Black Girls Matter Coalition is seeking to address the many dangerous odds facing young women of color in America.
Brax Tinkler, MSW
This past month, a 5th grader discovered a loaded gun inside a school bathroom at Somerset Academy Bay School in Kendall. The gun was ‘mistakenly’ left in the bathroom by a security guard after using the restroom. Yes, you read that correctly. Armed security left a loaded gun in a middle school restroom. The security Read more about With Guns In Schools, We All Lose.[…]
On Tuesday, May 8th, black students from across Miami-Dade County hosted, “Beyond the March,” a youth-led town hall on violence at Little Haiti Cultural Center to discuss the violence that they face daily and ways to implement solutions. A packed room filled with students, parents, law enforcement and elected officials joined the first of a Read more about Beyond the March: A Youth-Led Town Hall on Gun Violence[…]
We were deeply saddened to hear the news at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Our thoughts are with all of the families and victims of this terrible tragedy. Once again, there will be discourse on gun rights and history has shown us that this discourse will eventually be swept under the rug, with no real Read more about Imagine A society Where Human Development Is Prioritized[…]
Shi’kera Carr’s Reflections of Highlander Research and Education Center: Seeds Of Fire Living Legacy Tour
Highlander Research and Education Center also known as the Folks School, was founded in 1932 by Myles Horton. Throughout the years, Highlander has become a meeting place that brings people of color and white allies together to challenge white supremacy. This year I attended the Seeds of Fire Legacy Tour which brought together youth leaders Read more about Shi’kera Carr’s Reflections of Highlander Research and Education Center: Seeds Of Fire Living Legacy Tour[…]
We’ve grown. Significantly. _________ In April we announced our leaders, Hashim and Ruth, would be transitioning from their respective roles at Power U. While we are saddened to see them go, we are also excited about the future. With this excitement we are pleased to publicize how much Power U has grown! Finding a new Executive Read more about Young. Passionate. Ready To Lead.[…]
Organizer and Executive Director of Power U. Beginning this June, Ruth will be dedicating her time to birth justice work, expanding her role as a doula. Hashim will be moving out of state to join his partner, Tiffany, who is embarking on an exciting new career opportunity. We are proud of the impact our collective leadership Read more about Leadership Transition at Power U[…]
On December 6th and 7th of 2015 the work of Power U was the main topic of discussion in a two-part series on the University of Miami’s student radio station. Click here to go to WVUM’s website and listen to the shows.
Click here to listen to the full audio on The Take Away’s Website Imagine your town without police officers. Would you be more frightened or more at ease in your community? It was a thought experiment that community members in Liberty City, a predominantly black neighborhood in Miami with a long history of policing issues, toyed around Read more about Police Abolition: Power U helping spark the conversation[…]