Youth United for Community Action

Youth United for Community Action

"Locked out of the legal means of material survival, looked down upon by predatory politicians and police, left with the least relevant educational opportunities, talked at with contempt and not talked to with love-- is there any question why such youth are alienated?... 

They look at the lives they live and see not "civil rights progress", but a drumbeat of civil repression by a state at war with their dreams.

Why the surprise?

This is not the lost generation....

They are the children of the L.A. rebellion, the children of the MOVE bombing, the children of the Black Panthers, and the grandchildren of Malcolm; far from lost, they are probably the most aware generation since Nat Turner's; they are not so much lost as they are mislaid, discarded by this increasingly racist system that undermines their inherent worth. They are all potential revolutionaries, with the historical power to transform our dull realities.

If they are lost, find them." 

Mumia Abu Jamal -- Journalist, Black Panther, Political Prisoner



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Let Freedom Ring -- Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

  • King Plaza 250 Hamilton Avenue Palo Alto, CA (map)

Come commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.  YUCA will be honored at this event too.


To the Palo Alto community and beyond, a personal invitation from former Palo Alto Mayor Peter Drekmeier

Dear Friends,

There will be a wonderful celebration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech on Monday, August 26 in Palo Alto.  The event will take place at King Plaza (named after MLK and Coretta Scott King) in front of City Hall at 250 Hamilton Ave.

From 5-7p.m. there will be a showing of “Soundtrack for a Revolution.” The official program will be from 7-9 p.m.

Echoes of ’60s March: Sixties-Style Civic Disobedience Drives New Era of Activism


Earlier Event: August 26
YUCA ShutDown Week
Later Event: September 6
End of Summer FIT Zone Celebration