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Misled Youth Network event in NYC
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Misled Youth Network event in NYC

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This is the big one:
We want to organize this really big event in about three months
Below is a rough draft of the text for a flyer for an event we’ve been brainstorming about. We're hoping that it will happen by mid-february. A lot of preparation will be necessary before it actually happens, but the first step is to present the idea to some of our allies and get feedback. We may be able to hold the event in a warehouse space in long island city. Some of the things we need to do to prepare are:
- find performers and artists to participate
- [we can probably get choking victim/leftover crack, the stockyard stoics, and maybe some more punk bands, fire performers if we’re lucky, some DJ’s who spin old skool reggae, a bunch of MC’s and poets from Urban Word, the Hip Hop Project, Blackout Arts Collective, and possible more. One time I gave a zine to Immortal Technique but that doesn’t mean much, huh?]
- do a lot more outreach, and specifically make contacts with young people representing the many youth cultures we’re hoping to include
- create and distribute flyers (we’re thinking of making 11x17 color trifold poster/flyers that show the homepage of our website, misled-youth.org on the inside
- we’ll also need a sound system and help with obtaining and preparing food.

So please, please let us know what you think, and get in touch if you’d like to get involved in any way!!!
THE MISLED YOUTH NETWORK PRESENTS…
THE FIRST EVER ALL - CITY YOUTH CULTURE EXTRAVAGANZA!!!
LIVE PERFORMANCES by various bands, MC’s, poets, and dancers
EXHIBITION OF ARTWORK representing a variety of styles and mediums including graffiti, collage, comic book illustration, and more
FRESH FOOD for all tastes
The Misled Youth Network was created to tackle issues that young people of all backgrounds face including incarceration / institutionalization, drug abuse, mental illness, disunity, family problems, and an alienating education system. We believe that much of the potential that we as youth have to counter these problems lies in our different youth cultures -- hip hop, punk rock, skater, and so many more. The first step we need to take in order to understand and learn from each other is to get to know each other. So whether you're into MCing, playing music, making zines, creating graphic novels, fire breathing, simply curious or just fed up, come out and share your skills and enjoy the art and performances.
A $5-10 donation is requested to benefit the Misled Youth Network. Receive a $3 discount if you bring a mix tape/CD, zine, or other gift to share with someone who has never been exposed to the particular art form. All ages welcome.
More local things to get involved in coming up…


Anywhere
Here are some things that you can help out with no matter where you are

- Research a list of zine distros who can carry our info packet, then show us the list so we can get them all lots of zines
- Spread the word wherever you are! Order a bunch of inf packets and distribute them, start a club in your school, set up events that bring youth together and invite yr little sister and your mamma too!
- Help us form alliances with groups like Parents and Teachers against Violence in Education (PTAVE – nospank.net), National Youth Rights Association (youthrights.org), conceptart.org, and a whole bunch more that I need to research
- Make life hell for youth abusers of all kinds

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Hi....

their pee should hv been shot out like a ki blast breaking the rocks

oh and also No one has any rights. We're free, rights create invisible restrictions. But we live in a society where the majority accepts rights to be true.
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Too bad they're not active anymore.

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