GROWING UP LOCKED DOWN
The Gathering for Justice is very excited to announce that we are expanding the Justice League model and will soon launch Justice League CA in California. The first initiative of our West Coast criminal justice task force will be "Growing Up Locked Down" (GULD), a 3 day, multi-media, youth-driven, multi-cultural Juvenile Justice Conference in Oxnard, California. GULD: OXNARD will take place Thursday, October 13 – Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Oxnard College in Oxnard, California in Ventura County. To register for this event, scroll to the bottom of this page.
GULD is FREE and open to the public. “Growing Up Locked Down” will include Plenaries, Keynote Speakers, Panels and Workshops with noted social justice advocates and activists, a full day of site visits to community organizations and detention alternative programs, a Celebrity Community Basketball Game, Youth Poetry Slam, Opening Night Networking Social, musical performances, and a special kick-off concert as part of the #SchoolsNotPrisons Tour on October 8th with Oxnard’s Police Activities League (PAL) Oxnard featuring John Forté, Chino XL, Immortal Technique, Ceci Bastida, Nicko and CampaignRiico, Sound Effect and more – hosted and deejayed by Mystic. The 2016 #SchoolsNotPrisons tour is produced by Revolve Impact in partnership with the music and entertainment platform TIDAL.
GULD is honored to have the support and participation of a number of stakeholders and leaders including the new Oxnard Police Chief Scott Whitney, Oxnard School Superintendent Dr. Cesar Morales, Former Assemblywoman Lucy Flores, Oxnard Police Activities League Director Terrel Harrison, Ventura Country Probation Chief Mark Varela and the Honorable Judge Brian J. Back. Other presenters include black-ish actor Miles Brown, Narcos producer Paul Eckstein, Dj J Scratch and boxing legends Maureen “The Real Million Dollar Baby” Shea and Robert “Grandpa” Garcia.
The goal of GULD will be the creation of a ‘solutions report’ – prepared based on community discussions and GULD’s content – which will be used as a blueprint for criminal and juvenile justice reform. GULD takes place in a new city every two years.