ALL Black Lives Matter
We commit to walking alongside our young people in their pain, anger, distancing, and, most importantly, their demand for justice through the following actions:
Use our virtual platform to amplify and center the voices of Black youth and other people of color in calling attention to systemic injustices that affect their lives and their futures. White Supremacy is a direct threat to the lives of all Black and POC youth.
Continue to provide safe places for Queer/Trans youth and their allies to be heard, be empowered to lead, and to heal.
We commit to healing ourselves while working to heal our communities. We commit to revolutionary self-care and unapologetic authenticity, by redefining strength, embracing wellness, and providing a clearinghouse of relevant and culturally centered resources.
We will continue building our collective capacity with other grassroots organizations in the Inland Empire (San Bernardino and Riverside Counties) and to go beyond conversations or training and begin to advocate for laws and policies within our region.
We will use our platform to strategize, communicate, and educate our communities on the harmful impact of homophobia, racism, and transphobia.
We continue our work with existing and new partners in the call for the strategic reallocation of resources, funding, and responsibility from police towards community-based models of safety, support, and prevention, including the implementation of community safety oversight boards. We support the campaign to defund Policing and the abolition work of our partners.
We commit to the training of the next generation of anti-racist Queer and Trans organizers that are committed to honoring and fighting for Black Lives.
RPYA will continue to utilize our resources to maintain and expand our Perris based LGBTQ Wellness Collaborative that centers the lives and experience of LGBTQ youth of color and other marginalized identities, supports positive self-identity development, and works to heal trauma among queer and trans youth of color.