Show up on June 28th at 7pm at the new youth jail construction site (we are now on Spruce between 12th and 14th) for a prayerful interfaith gathering celebrating and calling for liberation. Our diverse faith traditions have much to teach us about loving others and working for the thriving of all of us in our communities. What in your faith tradition makes you ask for construction to stop on the new youth jail?
Bring songs, prayers, liturgies, meditations, poems, sacred texts and reflections from your faith tradition to share around the themes of liberation and freedom. There will be space for you to share what you bring with people present. Hear from and build community with Seattle neighbors in faith. This will be a peaceful space to hold prayer together.
For six plus years there has been widespread opposition to the court and jail-building project on 12th and Alder in Seattle, WA. The county has repeatedly ignored and silenced community concerns about incarcerating youth and shown unaccountable and fiscally irresponsible leadership. We know that caging youth does not heal people and our communities. The No New Youth Jail Coalition is calling for a People’s Moratorium, which looks like halting all construction and engaging in meaningful negotiations with the community to repurpose the site away from incarcerating young people and towards meeting the real human needs of families and youth in King County.