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DetermiNation Black Men’s Group, a collaboration between Urban Peace Movement and the United Roots Center, is a cultural healing and social justice circle for transitioning-aged African American young men who are formerly-incarcerated or who have been near or involved in the ‘street life.’ The group meets weekly and also includes a Social Justice Organizing Committee that links DetermiNation members to policy & organizing campaigns at the state and local levels aimed at improving the lives of young men of color in California. The group receives media arts training through United Roots. They create media and messaging campaigns focused on the health and achievement of young men of color in partnership with the California Endowment’s Boys and Men of Color Initiative. Check out some of DetermiNation’s work here: