The California Endowment and over 50 statewide organizations is joining with TIDAL, a music and entertainment platform, to support a #schoolsnotprisons concert tour in California. The tour aims to call for an end to extreme spending in incarceration rather than education, health, and prevention.
The #schoolsnotprisons tour will stop at eleven locations in California,kicking off August 6th in Sacramento. From their the tour will continue to San Bernardino, Oakland, Fresno, Coachella, Oxnard, San Diego, and Stockton and include concerts inside youth and adult prisons. Performers on hand will include Ty Dolla $ign, Ceci Bastida, John Forte, Gallant, La Santa Cecilia, Kimya Dawson, Los Rakas with even more to be announced.
“Our call to action – voting – is how democratic societies peacefully resolve differences,” says said Mike De La Rocha, tour organizer and founder of Revolve Impact. “Voting also is how communities committed to safety, justice and peace join together in solidarity to make change.”
The tour’s purpose is to support peaceful activism and voting, particularly young people who have had their opportunities cut short due to overspending on punishment and incarceration. At each stop, the tour will support local advocacy campaigns that chase after alternatives to harsh punishment, immigrant and refugee detention, and youth prisons with support for the formerly incarcerated and by addressing the family and community trauma caused by incarceration.
For more information, follow the tour via this link.