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The Urgency to Serve Black & Brown Youth

The Urgency To Serve Black & Brown Youth

Youth Coalition Building

Citywide Youth Coalition recognizes the importance of youth leadership in all communities within New Haven and across Connecticut. We honor the history of the organization by ensuring resources are distributed among:

Coalition fo Mutual Aid

Peaceful Protest Timeline

Young People Anti-Racist History 


5/26 - 4 officers fired for murdering George Floyd

5/28 - Univ of Minn cancels contract with police

5/28 - 3rd precinct police station neutralized by protesters

5/28 - ATU Local 1005 refuses to bring police officers to protests, or transport arrested protesters

5/29 - Activists commander hotel to provide shelter to homeless

5/29 - Officer Chauvin who killed Floyd arrested

5/29 - Louisville Mayor suspends “no-knock” warrants in response to polices 3/12

5/30 - US Embassies across Africa condemn police murder of Floyd

5/30 - MN AG Ellison takes over prosecution of the murdering officer

5/30 - TWU Local 100 bus operators refuse to transport arrested protesters. 

5/31 - 2 abusive officers fired for pulling a couple out of car and tasing them

6/1 - Minn public schools end contract with police

6/1 - Confederate Monument removed - Birmingham, AL

6/1 - CA prosecutors launch campaign to stop DA’s from accepting police union money

6/1 - Tulsa Mayor Bynum agrees to not renew Live PD contract

6/1 - Louisville police chef fired after shooting of David Mcatee at BBQ joint

6/1 - Dems and reps begin push to shut down a Pentagon program that transfers military weaponry to local law enforcement departments - nationwide

6/2 - Minn AFL-CIO calls for the resignation of Bob Kroll, the president of the Minn police union (Bob Kroll is a vocal white supremest)

6/2 - ATU Local 85 announces refusal to transport police officers or arrest protesters

6/2 - Racist Ex-Mayor Rizzo statue removed

6/2 - 6 abusive officers charged for violence against residents and protesters - Atlanta, GA

6/2 - Confederate soldier statue removed - Alexandire, VA

6/2 - Robert Lee statue removed

6/2 - Civil Rights investigation of Minn Police Dept launched

6/2 - Resolution to prevent law enforcement from hiring officers with history of misconduct announced by San Fran DA Boudin and Supervisor Walton

6/2 - Survey indicating 64% of polled sympathetic to protesters, and 47% disapprove of police handling + 54% think burning down of precinct fully or partially justified

6/2 - NJ AG announces policing reforms

6/2 - Minn City Council members publicly call for disbanding the police and replace safety and outreach capacity

6/3 - 1 officer fired for tweets promoting violence against protestors - Denver, Co

6/3 - Minn Institute of Art, First Avenue, Walker Art Center end use of MPD for events

6/3 - Officer Chauvin charged and taken into custody

6/3 - Officer Chauvin charges upgraded to 2nd Murder, and the remaining 3 officers also charged and taken into custody

6/3 - VA Gov announces removal of Robert E Lee statue

6/3 - Richmond VA Mayor Stoney announces RPD reform measures: establish "Marcus" alert for folks experiencing mental health crisis, establish independent Citizen Review Board, an ordinance to remove Confederate monuments, and implement racial equity study

6/3 - County commissioners deny proposal for $23 million expansion of Fulton County jail

6/3 - Minn Parks and Rec cut ties with the Minn Police Dep.

6/3 - US Army tells soldiers to disobey any orders to attack peaceful protestors - nationwide

6/3 - LA Announces $100-150 million cut from LAPD budget, Reinvested into communities, moratorium on gang database, sharper discipline against abusive cops, in effect immediately

6/3 - Seattle changes mind and withdraws request to end federal oversight/consent decree of police department

6/4 - Breonna Taylor case reopened

6/4 - Portland schools superintendent 'discontinues' presence of armed police officers in schools

6/4 - MBTA (Metro Boston) board orders that buses won’t transport police to protests, or protestors to police

6/4 - King County Labor Federation issue ultimatum to police unions, to admit to and address racism in Seattle PD, or be removed

6/7 - City council announces plan to disband Minneapolis Police Department”

New Haven youth have made their demands clear. It’s time for the Elm City to make history again and divest from NHPD and invest in youth, housing and therapeutic services. 

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