On May 24th, KCRA 3 reporter Edie Lambert provided the Accesslocal.Tv team with a tour of the KCRA studio during the 6:30 evening newscast.
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.
On May 21st, an event called Sacramento Youth-led Urban Agriculture Bus Tour will be managed completely by area youth. The tour bus will begin at Luther Burbank High School at 9:45 AM and end at 3:00 PM. This tour bus event will take you around four agricultural sites which include the Burbank Urban Garden (BUG), The Yisrael Family Urban Farm, The International Garden of Many Colors, and The Green House.
The goal of the youth that are in charge of this tour bus is to celebrate and embrace the urban agriculture in Sacramento. They believe that this event could help the youth with leadership and communication with society. The youth want to make sure that people are aware of the ways to bring more resources and services to urban agriculture in Sacramento.
The Yisrael Family Urban Farm, one of the locations the tour bus stops, is a large agricultural organization. They provide volunteer opportunities for area youth along with many other opportunities such as events, recipes, and more. One of their main goals for providing volunteering opportunities is to create an environment in which the youth can easily socialize and gain leadership skills.
The Green House, another one of the bus stops,is very similar to The Yisrael Family Urban Farm because they are based on many of the same principles. They have their own programs for youth such as the Ever Green program which is an after-school tutoring and enrichment program for elementary students. They also have Oasis which is a evening youth group of junior and senior high school students. The Green House organization also allows the community to participate in events as well.
Those are just two agricultural stops and their backgrounds out of the many other stops the tour bus will visit. For more information on the Sacramento Youth-Led Urban Agriculture and where to get tickets you may visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-led-urban-ag-bus-tour-sacramento-ca-registration-24331142101