THE SPIRIT OF TRAUMA
Encouraging the souls of black and brown youth
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ENCOURAGING THE SOULS OF YOUTH
THE SPIRITOF TRAUMA
Don’t Die Young is proposing a theory that trauma is primarily a spiritual matter that deeply affects black and brown boys and young men most impacted by violence. Trauma often pulls the plug from the wall of hope which can lead to frustration, discouragement, and anger. When human-beings lose hope, it distorts our view of the world around us which then compromises our connection to our life’s purpose - discovered and undiscovered.
The Spirit of Trauma is a campaign designed to explore the intersection between spiritual health, mental health and youth violence. Trauma attempts to disconnect young people from the creators purpose for their lives and this campaign will offer information and inspiration that will equip youth to better protect themselves. We intend to expose how the trauma of structural violence has lied to black and brown youth about their value to their families, communities and the world.
Trauma attempts to disconnect our thoughts, feelings, and emotions from our source of peace.
The Problem with Black & Brown Boys is an opportunity for youth, their families and violence prevention professionals to continue exploring the social and systemic factors that discourage young people. There has not been sufficient focus on the problematic social and systemic failures that affects environmental conditions that serve as a catalyst for the levels of violence destroying young black and brown lives.
The commentary and information sheets are intended to serve as conversation starters in offering youth guidance and encouragement in discovering their purpose in spite of these failures. To print a copy of both for discussion, please click the download buttons below.
The PROBLEM WITH BLACK AND BROWN BOYS
How Social & Systemic Failures Affects Youth
DISCUSSIONS ON THE SPIRIT OF TRAUMA
Check out the latest videos exploring the spirit of trauma
From policies that give birth to the school-to-prison pipeline, racism and other influences that compromise the the well-being of black and brown youth, Don't Die Young presents video content to enlighten and encourage.
Declassification of a fictional plan to steal, kill & destroy young black lives
Fictional: for discussion purposes!
Devilish Schemes takes a spiritual look at a fictional plan to kill and destroy black and brown boys. Although fictional, Devilish Schemes offers real perspective about the often hidden issues that discourage the thoughts, feelings and emotions of youth.
The intent of sharing this plan is to encourage conversations that will mentor to youth about the lies that discourage their views about themselves and the world around them. It's time to equip our young men so they can protect themselves by exposing the 5 Pillars that seek to kill and destroy purpose:
ELEVATE YOUTH CONSCIOUSNESS
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