OAKLAND AT A CROSSROADS: THE JACKA’S DEATH SPEAKS TO GREATER TRUTH

 

 

“For some of my friends who knew him well, his passing means an agonizing loss of camaraderie and brotherhood.  And for the larger community it signals something deeply devastating and profoundly disheartening – something that none of us can afford to write off as “just another incident of inner-city violence.”

 

Read the full article here: http://oaklandlocal.com/2015/02/oakland-at-a-crossroads-the-jackas-death-speaks-to-greater-truth/ 

 

 

The Urban Peace Movement Mission:

The mission of UPM is to transform the culture and conditions that lead to urban violence.  We build the leadership of communities hit hardest by street violence through fostering non-traditional leaders who are the key to ending this crisis.  Through community organizing, youth leadership development, and “culture change” events,  UPM empowers young people to overcome internalized oppression and work towards Justice and Social Transformation.

 

We do this through:

  • transformational leadership work;
  • events to “Silence The Violence”;
  • helping young people spread the message of urban peace.