Community Event: Are Youth Jails Obsolete?

June 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Rainier Beach High School
8815 Seward Park Ave S
Puget Sound Socialists (ISO)

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Sponsored by Wa-BLOC, The Peoples Party, and No New Youth Jail Seattle

Are Youth Jails Obsolete? No New Youth Jail campaign invites Poet, Lawyer, and Educator Nikkita Oliver and King County Executive Dow Constantine to a Peoples Debate.

The No New Youth Jail Coalition is hosting a public debate between former mayoral candidate and transformative justice organizer Nikkita Oliver and King County Executive Dow Constantine. For over six years, youth of color have led a fight to imagine a future that does not include incarceration as a possible future for children in Martin Luther King Jr. County. Yet, Executive Constantine continues to move forward with a $233 million youth jail project. Come learn more as these two public figures who are on opposite sides of this debate wrestle over whether building a youth jail is the right move for upholding and nourishing the futures of our youth, especially our youth of color, in King County. This forum will be a space where young people of color, who are most impacted by the building of this new children’s jail, will ask questions.

For the youth that have been through King County’s youth jail or have been impacted by this jail, please email your debate questions to

*5:30pm door, 6:00pm start
*Scent-free event
*Food will be provided
*Childcare will be provided
*location is wheelchair accessible

To contribute resources to fund the event (particularly money for food, interpretation, accessibility, childcare) here is the Go Fund Me: