Monday, December 15, 2008


2008 has been a crazy year, full of change. As a nation we are dealing with the aftermath of war and the transition of having a new (mixed race) president. This is the beginning of a new era in American History.

On a micro- level our communities have also experienced dramatic changes, we are also fighting a war, a war on gang violence, a war on drugs, a war on educating our youth, a war on race. All of which have claimed their victims. This year we have lost homies to stray bullets, stabbing, road rage, drug over doses, power, greed and hate. And just like after any disaster (tide wave, hurricane, earthquake, war) their is a need for healing and rebuilding our community.

Saturaday, December 20th 2008 is the beging of that process. It will take place at the Excelsior Boys & Girls Club located at 163 London St., in San Francisco. It will be an all day Youth Summit with workshops given by Youth Service Providers from the district.

Youth from P.O.D.E.R will be doing a workshop on Environmental Racism.

San Francisco based youth media group Youth Outlook will be running a workshop on Visiual Media.

The Excelsior Boys and Girls Club will be running a workshop on Digital recording in their fully equipped recording studio.

The Filipino Community Center will be running a workshop on Hip Hop

BHNC's Excelsior Teen Center will be holding a workshop on Herbal and Holistic Healing.

Students from June Jordan School for Equity will be holding a Screen Printing Workshop

And Youth Making a Change will be running a workshop on the Youth Activism and Organizing

If you know any youth that attend Balboa, James Denman, June Jordan, Philip Burton, or if you know any youth that live in the Excelsior send them out to the Excelsior Aftershock Youth Summit December 20th 2008 at the Excelsior Boys and Girls Club. Oh and there will be a SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMER for the youth that come through.

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