Black Youth Forum, State of Espírito Santo (FEJUNES)
State Campaign against the Extermination of Black Youth
The mission of FEJUNES is to organize Black youth in the State of Espírito Santo, from an autonomous, quilombola (historically African Brazilian), militant, protagonist, democratic, and combative perspective, through resistance and the anti-racist struggle, against any form of oppression and for the emancipation of the Black people.
The organization has already held the 2nd State Meeting of Black Youth and participated in the five stages of drafting the Empowerment Plan for Black Youth in Espírito Santo, debating the following areas: Black Movement and Social Movements; Africa: Ancestry, Culture, and Resistance; Public Policies and Affirmative Action; Youth: Concept and Challenges; and Media: Black youth’s image.
The Forum is also part of the State Campaign against the Extermination of Black Youth and has already produced a video, booklet, workshops, and a seminar, in addition to joining community caravans and public demonstrations like the State March against the Extermination of Black Youth.
Others activities include participation in study groups on racial issues and the Pro-Quotas Movement at the Federal University in Espírito Santo (UFES), the State Conference on Public Policies for Youth, and the National Congress of Black Brazilian Women and Men.
With the State Campaign against the Extermination of Black Youth, the aim of FEJUNES is to mobilize Black youth in the State against their systematic extermination, in addition to launching a dialogue with society and public authorities on the ways to deal with this problem.
The proposal is to promote a debate to oppose this phenomenon, culminating in an action platform to effectively counteract the violence suffered by Black youth in Espírito Santo.
The campaign will approach such issues as urban violence and the drug traffic; institutional violence, mainly police brutality; abortion in Black girls and young women; repression against and marginalization of organized Black youth; and the lack of effective public policies for Black youth.
Annual Call for Proposals