Youth Justice Action Month: Art, Activism, Advocacy

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During October 2017, YJAM will focus on the arts and the infinite variety of creative ways artistic expression can inspire action. There are all kinds of arts that can be used to educate, motivate, and advocate for social change: 

  • VISUAL (Film, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Mixed Media, and Social Media [memes, gifs, vines])
  • PERFORMANCE (Dance, Music, Spoken Word, Theater) 
  • WRITING (Autobiography, Essays, Poetry, Short stories)

How Can Youth Justice Advocates and Artists Work Together During YJAM?  

  • Organize essay, poetry, or other writing contests that highlight impacted youth
  • Organize performances – one ready-made option is the Juvie Talk Play Builder from artists Richard Ross – with discussions with advocates for youth justice reforms
  • Create visual art exhibitions where policymakers can see them
  • Organize film screenings with discussions with advocates for youth justice reforms
  • Conduct art/advocacy workshops
  • Post creations online with #YJAM

Sign up now at to get involved and see how you can use your own creativity to reform youth justice! For more ideas, or if you have any questions, contact Brian Evans (202-821-1606 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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Campaign for Youth Justice
1220 L Street, NW, Suite 605, Washington, DC, 20005.