Minneapolis NAACP Child Protection Rally at the Capitol

We would like to invite you to stand in solidarity with us on Feb. 16, 2017 at the MN State Capitol; as we rally against the injustices faced by Black youth and families involved with Minnesota's Child Protection system. 

We are outraged by the gross disparities that exist within this system. Black families are disproportionately represented and once involved, the outcomes are inequitable. Racial disparities are found in the entire process, from initial reporting and assessment to discharge from the system. 

Black families are over represented in rate of: 

• Contact with the child protection system: Black children are 4 times more likely to be subjects of child protection assessments and investigations

• Reports to CPS: Black children are 5 times more likely to be a subject of a Child protection report

• Out of home care: Black children are placed in out of home care at a rate 5.3 times higher than white children

• Placement stability: The longer Black children remain in out of home care, the more they experience multiple moves in placement settings

• Aging out of care: Black youth have high rates of reaching the age of majority when in placement for long periods of time

Black youth are removed from their homes at an alarming rate and a large number are crossing over from Child protection into the juvenile justice system. There are 489 children awaiting adoption in Minnesota; 59% are children of color.Current legislation lends to the national epidemic of criminalizing Black families. 

The NAACP and its supporters demand reform! A list of policy positions will be presented to the Department of Human Services and our legislators.We want key decision makers to know that this is a COMMUNITY issue and the community is standing together! 

Please join us in advocating for the rights and well-being of our families!

1:00 pm -2:30pm 
Legislative Briefing for Advocates and Allies
[A brief review of talking points to discuss in legislative meetings, pick up material, and visit your legislators]

2:30 pm
Gather in the Rotunda

3:00 pm- RALLY!

WHEN
February 16, 2017 at 1pm - 4:30pm
WHERE
Minnesota State Captiol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Saint Paul, MN 55155
United States
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Kelis Houston ·
46 RSVPS
Jena Fiasco Jessica Laine Mork MaryanneSergio Quiroz Auset Jones Aj Cardenas Chelsie Sheppard Genevieve Elvira Bojado Lakenia Cobbs Jamar Tallman JayPaul Johnson Lauren Martin Erika Hulleman Mary Jean Mulherin Courtney Jackson Andrea Pavlicek Jr Bobick Marcus Young Joe Johnson Prince Corbett Becky Herrera Sarah E. Bagwell Rachel Bryant Toya Woodland Frangena A Johnson King Kelvin Nasra Abdi Lynn Rice Re'ema Hava Absey Satara Strong Tonja Honsey Danielle Swift Miiss Houston Anika Bowie Chauntyll Allen Jason Sole Latrice Winston Jay Jilla Lucina Kayee Marilyn Klug Darartu Aman Tamara York Melissa Jones Blanca Selena Salcido Gabriel Black Elk Zane Mottley Ann Iweriebor

Who's RSVPing

Jena Fiasco
Jessica Laine Mork
MaryanneSergio Quiroz
Auset Jones
Aj Cardenas
Chelsie Sheppard
Genevieve Elvira Bojado
Lakenia Cobbs
Jamar Tallman
JayPaul Johnson
Lauren Martin
Erika Hulleman
Mary Jean Mulherin
Courtney Jackson
Andrea Pavlicek
Jr Bobick
Marcus Young
Joe Johnson
Prince Corbett
Becky Herrera
Sarah E. Bagwell
Rachel Bryant
Toya Woodland
Frangena A Johnson
King Kelvin
Nasra Abdi
Lynn Rice
Re'ema Hava Absey
Satara Strong
Tonja Honsey

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  • Jena Fiasco
  • Jessica Laine Mork
  • MaryanneSergio Quiroz
  • Auset Jones
  • Aj Cardenas
  • Chelsie Sheppard
  • Genevieve Elvira Bojado
  • Lakenia Cobbs
  • Jamar Tallman
  • JayPaul Johnson
  • Lauren Martin
  • Erika Hulleman
  • Mary Jean Mulherin
  • Courtney Jackson
  • Andrea Pavlicek
  • Jr Bobick
  • Marcus Young
  • Joe Johnson
  • Prince Corbett
  • Becky Herrera
  • Sarah E. Bagwell
  • Rachel Bryant
  • Toya Woodland
  • Frangena A Johnson
  • King Kelvin
  • Nasra Abdi
  • Lynn Rice
  • Re'ema Hava Absey
  • Satara Strong
  • Tonja Honsey