The first Future Cloud Youth Empowerment Open Mic for 2018 was a success. The event took place at Mocha lounge in Newark, New Jersey on March 16, 2018. We partnered up with New Jersey Institute Of Social Justice to provide a positive environment for our youth to display their talents.
These young individuals touched every audience member with their talents. From poetry, rap, and spoken word, every artist was able to share their artistry in a safe space. Making it easy to hear and relate to what they were conveying at the moment, regardless of their social backgrounds, gender, or age- every individual in the space was connected.
We also had a presentation from New Jersey Institute of Social Justice. They presented us information on incarnation within the urban communities, especially juveniles. Their mission is to end criminal justice policies that result in the criminalization of communities of color, racial injustice, and mass incarnation. They seek to transform New Jersey’s youth incarnation system into a community-based system by closing two out of three New Jersey’s youth prisons.