Great article by Suzy Subways on the 25,000 strong CUNY (City University of New York) protest in 1995 that went from the CUNY Coalition to the forming of SLAM! (Student Liberation Action Movement). This student led movement for several years was the leading youth/student organization in New York City. I was proud of my association in supporting SLAM! and meeting the revolutionary people that I did. I learned a great deal about organizing, being radical, strategic thinking and forming alliances. Definitely some of the best organizers and good friends I have known. Click SLAM! to read.
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Kamau has been a dedicated community activist and organizer for over twenty years, first in New York City and now based in the south. He has been a leading member of several grassroots organizations dedicated to the ideas of Malcolm X on self-determination. He has organized on various issues including youth organizing and development, police misconduct, and creating sustainable urban communities. Kamau has led and developed community cop-watch programs, freedom school programs for youth, large scale community gardens and alternatives to incarceration. He can be followed on twitter @kamaufranklin.