Homies Unidos celebrates culture, youth and their families we put together events to educate and advocate for our community. Come and participate in our events.
We have various events throughout the year: Concerts, graduation of youth from our programs and our anniversary dinner. These events are very impotant to us that is why we reach out to other organizations to have success. Suscribe to our newsletter: Homies Unidos Newsletter
Homies Unidos’ Youth Trip to the School of the Americas Watch Vigil
November 20-22, 2015
The School of The Americas(SOA) Watch Vigil is held every year in November. This year, it is being held from November 21-23. Thousands of individuals come together at the gates of the SOA and commemorate martyrs in Latin America who lost their lives; such as the Jesuit priests in El Salvador and thousands of Guatemalan indigenous people due to training of Latin American military battalions trained by the U.S. SOA in Columbus, Georgia. Through our presence at this vigil, Homies Unidos members will learn to be advocates for Human Rights, hear from survivors of torture, and meet courage’s men and women who have been fighting to stop militarization in Central America during the 1980s. They will take part in a panel to speak of their ordeal as unaccompanied minors and the connection of U.S. continued involvement in destabilizing of the region.
These youth also took part of our Joven Noble rites of passage program and the Youth Leadership Training during the summer. They were the main organizer of the Central American Youth Leadership Conference this past September 19th. They are now forming the Central American Youth Council in which they will be working to address issues of Central American youth.
This is Homies Unidos 2nd participation of the vigil; in 2014 we took three youth. We drove back and stopped in different places to speak with community organizer working in labor issues in New Orleans, Immigrant issues in Arizona. Daniela Ojeda, one of the past participants, will be educating the new participants on her experience and will be join in us. Learn More
A call For Peace For Central America
September 15, 2015
Our countries can no longer stand the violence that has plagued our elderly, women, youth and men. This is not about a political ideology, it’s about humanity, our identity and the right to live to the fullest and in peace in the country where we were born. Therefore we are proposing a national and regional peace dialogue in all sectors, groups, organizations and communities to become peacemakers.
We are a group of concerned Central American residents in Los Angeles, California, that we are aware of the serious socio-political, economic, ideological and cultural crises in our countries, that have lead to the uncontrolled violence, which has the extreme poverty as the main underlying cause, in which the majority of the people suffers due to inequality, injustice, lack of work, education, health and housing.
Brothers and sisters of the famous Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA): El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, as well as other people of Mesoamerica, that have join us in this journey through life and survival, let’s get united and struggle for peace. Unfortunately violence is reduced to homicides, which are deplorable, but violence is more complex. El Salvador and Honduras are disputing the record for most deaths, between 85 and 110 people, including the homicide rate per 100,000 people and by department in both countries. This has to stop!
Therefore we stand and declare with all the love of our families and communities, for dignity and social peace, without violence of any type or form, where no one infringes pain, intimidation, rape, robbery, abduction, removal or death to a fellow citizen, nor impose oppressive forms, prison or forced exile by governments and their policies of repression.
Conferencia de Liderazgo de Juventud Centroamerica
Septiembre 19, 2015
Santee Educational Complex
The Central American Youth Conference proposal is the result of what we heard the youth express. They feel out of place, there is no enough support, teachers don’t understand them, then do not know where to go for legal advice, they want entertainment, there are too many gangs where they live, they don’t get along with family. We felt the need to bring together service providers who are directly working with this population. Provide workshops that address their concerns and help the families cope with family reunification.
The Central American Youth Refugee surge, during the summer of 2014 left us with over 70,000 youth that crossed the U.S. borders and were detained or turn themselves over to immigration authorities. On top of this traumatic experience, youth witnessed a national outcry both from conservative anti-immigrant movement and pro-immigration movement groups. In the midst these youth were detained in shelter, military compounds and camps throughout the U.S. Eventually, they were turn over to family members, relatives or became part of the foster system. Thankfully, organizations with experience in working with immigrants such as CARECEN rushed to help in the crisis, by providing legal services for the unaccompanied youth. Other organizations such as Saint John’s Well Child Center provided mental health services, among other organizations that stepped forward to help.
HIP Hop For Peace
FOR THE FIRST TIME FROM TOGETHER FROM EL SALVADOR:
“PESCOZADA” EN LOS ANGELES
DIRECT FROM NEW YORK “CRUZ KONTROL” DE REYES DEL BAJOMUNDO
FROM WASHINGTON D.C. “FENOMEDON”
FROM SAN FRANCISCO “CONFLIKTO ARMADO”
LYRICO DIOZ, EL GATO
FROM LOS ANGELES ACHE JOTA AKA “GALEANO”
DEPARTAMENTO 15 – ROBWEST & ONS EL SOÑADOR
HOSTED BY: COMANDANTE
Food and drinks available. All ages event.