dignity in schools campaign Los Angeles
Youth invite the community to a FREE CONCERT April 1st to rally for the LA for youth campaign.
In the weeks following the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut, a number of advocates, including members of Congress and the National Rifle Association, have called for armed guards and/or police officers in public schools. As Vice President Joe Biden’s task force on gun violence develops policy recommendations in response to the attack and gun violence more generally, a coalition of youth, parents, education advocates, civil rights organizations, and law enforcement are cautioning the White House against embracing proposals to put armed guards and police in schools.
The Dignity in Schools Campaign Los Angeles chapter will host a series of trainings on the Model Code.
Tuesday, October 2
Human Right Training discussing the moratorium on out of School Suspensions
CADRE invites you to the report release on a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) project on School Discipline. The event will be a presentation featuring the information found through our yearlong process of this HIA with partners from Oakland, CA and Salinas, CA. The presentation will include project collaborative partners, CADRE parents and staff as well as special guest speakers.
Washington, D.C. – Today Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, announced the results of the latest Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) – a national survey of 72,000 schools – which shows that racial disparities in school discipline, including suspensions, expulsions and arrests, remain alarmingly high in districts and states across the country. Key findings show that African-American students are more than three times as likely to be suspended as their white peers. Over 70 percent of students involved in school-related arrests or referred to law enforcement are Black or Latino, and students with disabilities are suspended at a rate twice that of students without disabilities.
By Youth Justice Coalition & Rise Up L.A. 12/13/2011
At 9:00 am on Tuesday December 13, 2011, Day 1 of the Freedom Factory, youth who have grown up in the communities of South Central Los Angeles, Watts, Inglewood and Compton liberated the L.A. City Library's Hyde Park branch on Crenshaw Blvd. and 66th Street. The action was sponsored by the Youth Justice Coalition and Rise Up L.A.
Located in the middle of one of L.A. County's poorest and least resourced areas, the library has been padlocked since 2004. The goal for the action was to open the building for 4 days of community programming, and to demonstrate the benefit of youth and community centers. (L.A. County invests less in youth development than any other large city in the nation.) A planned schedule of activities included 3 meals a day, political education workshops, art and mural making, sports and theater classes, films and information on jobs and other community resources - all free for anyone in the community. .