Rebuilding and Revitalizing Communities Ravaged by Warfare
Criminalization of Our Youth
The criminalization of our youth was a panel discussion held on May 12, 2018 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. This has been fostered by creed, race and nationality. In other words, "Hatred". One of the key speakers was Alex Sanchez of Homios Unidos. He himself grew up in this environment. He was also a gang member, who now helps to rehabilitate them, and assisting them in staying on the right track. Other people on the panel including the immigration lawyer also came from the streets of New York and LA. We tend to incarcerate the youth without any form of reahbilitation. Thertfore, this crimalizatioon dooms our youth to a life of hell.
Alex Sanchez and Safiyya at John Jay College on May 12, 2018.
Alex Sanchez, Homios Unidos, Execiutive Director and Keynote speaker.
Immigration lawyer who grew up on the streets.
They all had a very rough childhod, but turned their lives around.
Panel: The second woman from the left is with CLU (Civil Liberties Union.)
Serge grew up on the streets of Long Island, now is Executive Director of a non-profit organition, and serve as a mentor for many kids.