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.
Brax Tinkler, MSW
Shi’kera Carr’s Reflections of Highlander Research and Education Center: Seeds Of Fire Living Legacy Tour
Highlander Research and Education Center also known as the Folks School, was founded in 1932 by Myles Horton. Throughout the years, Highlander has become a meeting place that brings people of color and white allies together to challenge white supremacy. This year I attended the Seeds of Fire Legacy Tour which brought together youth leaders Read more about Shi’kera Carr’s Reflections of Highlander Research and Education Center: Seeds Of Fire Living Legacy Tour[…]
We’ve grown. Significantly. _________ In April we announced our leaders, Hashim and Ruth, would be transitioning from their respective roles at Power U. While we are saddened to see them go, we are also excited about the future. With this excitement we are pleased to publicize how much Power U has grown! Finding a new Executive Read more about Young. Passionate. Ready To Lead.[…]
Organizer and Executive Director of Power U. Beginning this June, Ruth will be dedicating her time to birth justice work, expanding her role as a doula. Hashim will be moving out of state to join his partner, Tiffany, who is embarking on an exciting new career opportunity. We are proud of the impact our collective leadership Read more about Leadership Transition at Power U[…]
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.
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 Read more about Police Abolition: Power U helping spark the conversation[…]
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 police model, the workshop is pushing the conversation even further –like what Read more about What Does Our Community Look Like Without Police?[…]
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, a move which often leads to troubled students finding more trouble, Miami-Dade is Read more about Restorative Justice In Miami-Dade Schools[…]
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 Read more about Open Letter to Superintendent Carvalho[…]