BYP100 makes list of ‘Leaders of the New School’
The Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) has ranked among Empowerment Magazine’s “8 ‘Leaders of the New School’ in Civil Rights You Should Know.”
The group made national news earlier this year when they filmed a friendly verbal exchange they had with a police officer who pulled over a group of members after leaving a conference at Princeton University. In the Spring, BYP 100 held a discussion on UStream debating the question, “Who Will Keep My Sister.” Currently, BYP 100 has a video campaign aimed at ending the criminalization of black youth. The #CriminalizedLives video campaign is a platform for young people to share their stories and serve as a foundation for direct action campaigns.
Black Youth Project 100 (BYP 100) is an activist member-based organization of black 18-35 year olds, dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all black people through building a collective focused on transformative leadership development, non-violent direct action organizing, advocacy and education.
The organization trains young activists how to lead grassroots campaigns and mobilizes young leaders on topics such as women’s issues, LGBT rights, mass incarceration and police brutality.
Visit byp100.org for more information.
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