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YOUR ON INDIAN LAND
American Indian Movement Southern California showing solidarity with @pyfcsantamonica to help keep the doors open of the Pico Youth & Family Center...
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  •   vinalfrontier Today I was explaining to my son why native Hawaiian call nonnatives "Haole". It means foreigner, for lack of a better word. Short story I gave him was, exactly like native Americans, some one came and took there shit and imposed there unfair laws upon them. End of story. 2d
  •   thereallastman Haha Lmao @vinalfrontier I'm Native American & Irish & English but I have blue/green eyes & brown hair so growing up all my Islander friends called me Haole "Howly" Boy! 2d

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thereallastman Doing our part to keep the doors of the Pico Youth & Family Center @pyfcsantamonica open for the youth! #CalafiaZulus #solidarity 5d

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thereallastman In the midst of the rally she reads her book... #greatminds #teachtheyouth #smartkids #resolute #revolutionary 5d

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thereallastman European Colonialism all up on the walls... smh #santamonica #cityhall 5d

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thereallastman Prayers & smudge for the movements before we march to City Hall @pyfcsantamonica #aim #americanindianmovement #native #ancestors #creator 5d

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thereallastman #custom #handmade #zulu #medallions for my Ahki Marc One of the Omega Zulus.
Much Love & Respect to you & the Family. #uzn #universal #zulunation #rbg #africa #medallion #zsup
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thereallastman Call to Action!!!
What: Support Keeping the Doors of the Pico Youth & Family Center @pyfcsantamonica Open
When: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Where: Santa Monica City Hall @ 5:30pm
Why: $190,000 that the PYFC is requesting, represents .00038 of the overall City’s ($500 Million) budget. At a time when the nation is witnessing the results of a widening disconnect between low income residents of color and local governments, the City of Santa Monica is proposing to cut all funding to the City’s most effective and only culturally relevant youth & family program in the Pico Neighborhood.
PYFC is essential to preventing youth violence, strengthening public safety in Santa Monica.
• Through culturally relevant programing and a diverse staff and board the PYFC has been effective in engaging youth of color that are at risk of dropping out of school, joining gangs and engaging in criminal activity.
• 13 years of service has led to years of building relationships and trust with the youth and families we serve. There is value in the connection PYFC has with the community and this cannot be easily replicated or replaced.
• Since the PYFC’s creation, the organization has been instrumental in decreasing gang membership in Santa Monica and has successfully worked with youth and their families in expanding the number of Pico Neighborhood youth that have enrolled in and graduated from various colleges and universities.
• Public safety in Santa Monica has been strengthened due to PYFC’s work.
Defunding of the PYFC is an extreme and detrimental approach.
• Cities like Baltimore, Ferguson and Chicago have shown us that divesting from historically marginalized neighborhoods leads to greater poverty, hopelessness and violence.
• The Pico Neighborhood is home to the largest concentration of youth and single parent households living in poverty in Santa Monica. We also have the largest concentration of youth that are failing in our schools. These social dynamics coupled with historic patterns of racial segregation and lack of political representation has led to a persistent gang problem that has led to 68 homicides since 1982 in the Pico Neighborhood.
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  •   thereallastman City Budget and the PYFC • Since its founding in 2002 to the present, the City has decreased funding to the PYFC from $350,000 to the current $190,000 provided to PYFC in 2014-15. • The PYFC has already sustained a $160,000 reduction in City grant funding and has proposed to provide 60% of the funding needed to offer its full service plan for 2015-16. • Although PYFC is in the best financial position in the organization’s history, it cannot keep up with the cost of leasing in Santa Monica and requires additional support from our tax dollars. • The City of Santa Monica must continue its partnership with the PYFC to address the needs of low income youth and their families. PYFC is essential to the well-being of our youth and is also a unique cultural space that we should work to protect.
    • We are at a turning point with new and innovative programs that provide services to underserved youth ages 16-24 that do not receive services elsewhere. After 13 years of service, the youth center has come a long way. PYFC is a thriving organization and it is serving many youth who need support and at the end of the day that is what should matter most. • PYFC is the only culturally relevant non-profit that is led by people of color and we are concerned with the City staff recommendations that exclude us. Instead the staff recommendation proposes to spend millions of our tax dollars into unproven ventures and programs that do not address the social, economic and cultural needs of working class youth and their families.
    • Compare the $190,000 PYFC is requesting to the larger amounts provided to the Police Activities League (PAL) - $875,000. The last City Manager’s annual salary at - $472,000 or the fact that over half of the police officers working for SMPD make over $200,000 each. The City must invest in prevention programs instead of funding the prison pipeline for youth of color.
    For more info visit: www.picoyouth.org

    Facebook page: Pico Youth & Family Center

    Twitter: PYFCSantaMonica

    Instagram: PYFCSantaMonica 1w

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thereallastman I learned this #nojive attitude from the best of em' #rootsandculture #rastafari #fulltime 1w

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thereallastman @pyfcsantamonica City Budget and the PYFC • Since its founding in 2002 to the present, the City has decreased funding to the PYFC from $350,000 to the current $190,000 provided to PYFC in 2014-15. • The PYFC has already sustained a $160,000 reduction in City grant funding and has proposed to provide 60% of the funding needed to offer its full service plan for 2015-16. • Although PYFC is in the best financial position in the organization’s history, it cannot keep up with the cost of leasing in Santa Monica and requires additional support from our tax dollars. • The City of Santa Monica must continue its partnership with the PYFC to address the needs of low income youth and their families. PYFC is essential to the well-being of our youth and is also a unique cultural space that we should work to protect.
• We are at a turning point with new and innovative programs that provide services to underserved youth ages 16-24 that do not receive services elsewhere. After 13 years of service, the youth center has come a long way. PYFC is a thriving organization and it is serving many youth who need support and at the end of the day that is what should matter most. • PYFC is the only culturally relevant non-profit that is led by people of color and we are concerned with the City staff recommendations that exclude us. Instead the staff recommendation proposes to spend millions of our tax dollars into unproven ventures and programs that do not address the social, economic and cultural needs of working class youth and their families.
• Compare the $190,000 PYFC is requesting to the larger amounts provided to the Police Activities League (PAL) - $875,000. The last City Manager’s annual salary at - $472,000 or the fact that over half of the police officers working for SMPD make over $200,000 each. The City must invest in prevention programs instead of funding the prison pipeline for youth of color.
For more info visit: www.picoyouth.org

Facebook page: Pico Youth & Family Center

Twitter: PYFCSantaMonica

Instagram: PYFCSantaMonica
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thereallastman @pyfcsantamonica
Call to Action!!!
What: Support Keeping the Doors of the Pico Youth & Family Center Open
When: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Where: Santa Monica City Hall @ 5:30pm
Why: $190,000 that the PYFC is requesting, represents .00038 of the overall City’s ($500 Million) budget. At a time when the nation is witnessing the results of a widening disconnect between low income residents of color and local governments, the City of Santa Monica is proposing to cut all funding to the City’s most effective and only culturally relevant youth & family program in the Pico Neighborhood.
PYFC is essential to preventing youth violence, strengthening public safety in Santa Monica.
• Through culturally relevant programing and a diverse staff and board the PYFC has been effective in engaging youth of color that are at risk of dropping out of school, joining gangs and engaging in criminal activity.
• 13 years of service has led to years of building relationships and trust with the youth and families we serve. There is value in the connection PYFC has with the community and this cannot be easily replicated or replaced.
• Since the PYFC’s creation, the organization has been instrumental in decreasing gang membership in Santa Monica and has successfully worked with youth and their families in expanding the number of Pico Neighborhood youth that have enrolled in and graduated from various colleges and universities.
• Public safety in Santa Monica has been strengthened due to PYFC’s work.
Defunding of the PYFC is an extreme and detrimental approach.
• Cities like Baltimore, Ferguson and Chicago have shown us that divesting from historically marginalized neighborhoods leads to greater poverty, hopelessness and violence.
• The Pico Neighborhood is home to the largest concentration of youth and single parent households living in poverty in Santa Monica. We also have the largest concentration of youth that are failing in our schools. These social dynamics coupled with historic patterns of racial segregation and lack of political representation has led to a persistent gang problem that has led to 68 homicides since 1982 in the Pico Neighborhood. •
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