For the past several years, DC has had a youth curfew. Young people in the District of Columbia can be arrested simply for leaving their
homes. NYRA was recently contacted by Najmah Rashad, who runs Go-Go club events for young people in DC. She serves no alcohol at the
events, and has never had any serious problems, yet the police will wait outside and arrest young people for curfew violations. She was
so upset that she organized a media event in which NYRA participated. The media event was a success, and NYRA hopes to work toward building
a coalition of civil rights groups and community leaders to fight the DC curfew.