Updates

DSC Members Reflect on 50th Anniversary of 1964 Freedom Summer
07/01/2014
As Freedom Summer came to a close, Dignity in Schools Campaign members left with a wealth of knowledge, inspiration, and ideas on how to build, mobilize, and most importantly organize. 
 
Members from all over the state of Mississippi and from around the country joined DSC staff Nancy Treviño and Fernando Martinez for a Strategy Session to move forward our Campaign for a Moratorium on Out-of-School Suspensions. Members from Citizens for a Better Greenville, Nollie Jenkins Family Center, Activists with a Purpose, Tunica Teens in Action, Action Community and Education Reform (ACER), and Power U Center for Social Change met at Southern Echo, where we were greeted with delicious southern food and Mr. Hollis Watkins, who shared powerful stories about the 1964 Freedom Summer.

The Passing of Torrence Shorter of Blocks Together in Chicago
06/27/2014
We deeply regret to inform you about the passing of a leader in our DSC community, Torrence Shorter of Blocks Together in Chicago. He had attended several DSC events, most recently the Annual Membership Meeting in DC, so many of you will remember his warm and lovely spirit. Please see this note from Cecile at Blocks Together, sharing a little bit about Torrence, and giving information about how you can support his family in this difficult time:
Dignity in Schools Campaign Members Converge in Mississippi for 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer
06/23/2014
Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) members from around the country will join youth, parents, educators, grassroots and advocacy groups in Jackson, Mississippi for the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Freedom Summer, with a conference and events organized by community leaders in Mississippi. DSC members will celebrate the accomplishments of those who worked to desegregate the nation’s public schools and celebrate those who continue working to ensure the human rights of every child to a quality education and to be treated with dignity. 

Council of State Governments Releases School Discipline Consensus Report, Dignity in Schools Campaign Members Weigh-in
06/03/2014
June 3, New York, NY - As states and school boards consider new policy recommendations on school discipline released by the Council of State Governments, community leaders with the Dignity in Schools Campaign call on policymakers to pay particular attention to reducing racial disparities in suspensions and expulsions and limiting the role of