Our Current Work
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.
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.
Thursday, December 10, 2015 Dear Superintendent Carvalho, We submit this open letter, on behalf of all the Power U youth from across Miami Dade County, to you, the School Board, and the rest of the District’s staff. We also hope that this letter reaches community members, organizations, activists that want to see social justice and[…]
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[…]
As seen on the WLRN website October 27th, 2015: by Nadege Green Imagine a community without police. That’s the topic of a workshop in Liberty City Wednesday (Oct. 28). Organizers say this workshop is in response to national and local conversations happening right now around policing in communities of color. But beyond examining the current[…]
As seen in the Miami Herald on August 22nd, 2015: by Christina Veiga Another school year begins Monday for tens of thousands of Miami-Dade public school students, which means new friends, new teachers and — for the first time — an entirely new approach to discipline. Instead of booting kids from school for serious disruptions,[…]
As seen on The Alliance To Reclaim Our Schools on August 14, 2015: excerpt: MIAMI-DADE School discipline reform and restorative justice took center stage last weekend on Melissa Harris-Perry, where advocates spoke about the national movement to end harsh, zero-tolerance discipline policies. The segment highlighted the Miami-Dade school district, where officials recently announced they will end[…]
As seen in the South Florida Times on January 22nd, 2015: by Ruth Jeannoel The deeply disturbing news that North Miami Beach police officers used mug shots of several black men for target practice is, simply put, absolutely disgusting. The action of these officers is deplorable and this behavior should be condemned by all people[…]
As seen on CBS Miami on August 28th, 2015: MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A small but vocal group of protesters marched through Miami late Friday afternoon, chanting “black lives matter” and saying they were upset about alleged police brutality. They said they were particularly upset about a recent incident in which cell phone video was posted[…]