We organize our neighbors, classmates and friends to think about the systems that affect our lives and to take action for community liberation.
ORGANIZING as FAMILIES
BARRIOS al PODER
Barrios al Poder works alongside residents to create plans to protect themselves and families from violent police practices and immigration enforcement. We connect families with legal defense plans, resources to respond to law enforcement violence and family separation, and civic engagement skills to advocate for policy changes at the local and state-level. Neighborhood by neighborhood we mobilize the power of residents to fight and win safety and justice.
ORGANIZING as Youth
Since 2014, we have built power among students within Phoenix Union High School District. Through Ignite student efforts over $300 million has been secured for PUHSD through ballot overrides; the district's student handbook has been updated to reduce suspensions, expulsions, and other punitive forms of student punishment; and the district has committed to implementing more forms of restorative justice in its responses to student challenges. We currently have teams in North and Maryvale, with teams coming in 2018-2019 in Trevor Browne, Alhambra, and Carl Hayden.
organizing as college students
FREE THE PEOPLE
In 2017, we launched a new program focused on building power among college students, many of whom are immigrants and DACA students, and who face increased police harassment and immigration violence because of their skin color, socio-economic level, or immigration status. We are currently at Glendale Community College and Phoenix College.