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One Imagination empowers the current and next generation of leaders through written and oral expression. As a collective based in the Long Beach/South Bay area, we believe that through conscious artistic programming, community education and outreach, and leadership development, we can cultivate a world free of hatred, ignorance, injustice, inequality, and oppression.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

¡YA BASTA! / Enough is Enough!: Summer Youth Organizing Institute Summer 2010

¡YA BASTA! / Enough is Enough!:
Summer Youth Organizing Institute

planting seeds through a concrete foundation

Hosted at Catalyst Space: 430 E. 1st Street, Long Beach, CA

The government that represents YOU engages in unprovoked wars for financial gain and power, imprisons and tortures innocent civilians without being charged with crimes or given a trial, cuts funding to your education while spending more on defense than any other nation in the world, bails out corporations while millions of homeless people starve and live on the streets, discriminates against lesbians and gays, transgender people, immigrants, poor people, women, people of color, and disabled people…

We say ¡YA BASTA! Enough is Enough!

This summer 2010, One Imagination offers ¡YA BASTA! / Enough is Enough!: Summer Youth Organizing Institute, a program building the leadership and power of youth ages 13-19 in the South Los Angeles, South Bay/Harbor, and Long Beach area. Through political education and organizing skills, youth will receive the resources and tools to exercise their power as leaders through campaign development, community building, advocacy, and direct action organizing.

¡YA BASTA! / Enough is Enough!: Summer Youth Organizing Institute is an intensive summer youth leadership and organizing program that provides local middle school and high school students with the skills necessary to resist injustice and oppression within their communities. Through nontraditional teaching methods including interactive workshops, group discussions, guest speakers, field trips, readings, and hands on experiences, youth will learn the basics of direct action organizing, community building, campaign development, and see how these tactics and strategies have been applied in movements all throughout the world present and past. ¡YA BASTA! / Enough is Enough! provides a historical foundation of U.S. and global resistance to key issues directly connected to young people and demonstrates methods of how to resist and organize alternatives.

Email Andres today at oneimagination@gmail.com for an application TODAY! Or call us at (310) 614-4713.
Deadline to apply is June 1st, 2010.

I’m not a youth. Can I get involved?
We are looking for people to get involved with ¡YA BASTA!/Enough is Enough!, from serving on the planning committee to doing outreach to facilitating workshops to mentoring. If you’re interested in fulfilling any of these roles, email us at oneimagination@gmail.com so we can send you more information and best plug you into the 1i ¡YA BASTA! / Enough is Enough!: Summer Youth Organizing Institute.