Day 1: 10th Annual Week of Action Starts with Events in 10 Cities!

The 10th Annual Dignity in Schools Campaign National Week of Action Against School Pushout is starting today with events in 10 cities!

Local Events on Saturday, October 19

Chicago, IL – Community Organizing and Family Issues is hosting a workshop for POWER-PAC members on the impacts of School Resource Officers from 9:30am-12pm. For more information contact [email protected]

Denver, CO – Breaking Our Chains #OurVoiceOurSchools is having an Education Equity Summit: Resistance Is Fertile “Race, Revolution and the Struggle for Quality Education” at Shorter AME Community Church, 3100 Richard Allen Court, Denver, CO 80205 from 10am-2pm. For more information contact [email protected]

Duck Hill, MS – ACER (Action Communication and Education Reform) will be conducting a community teach-in on hiring more counselors and adopting constructive disciplinary policies at 610 Head Start Street, Duck Hill, MS from 10am-12pm. For more information contact [email protected]

Fresno, CA – Fresno EdJustice Coalition will hold a School Freedom Party! for youth and allies to come together to learn more about the School to Prison Pipeline, student rights, and redefining safety in Fresno. The event will include activities, art, and an EdJustice Gallery Walk from 3pm-5pm. Contact Carrie L. Ayala, 209-286-7564, [email protected]

Eupora, MS – Fannie Lou Hamer Center for Change will host National Week of Action Live Forums each day at 6pm for a live stream on topics dealing with school pushout. On Oct 19th the topic is Know Your Rights! For more information click here.

Gwinnett County, GA – Gwinnett SToPP is hosting an event called Lockers to Lockdown: Educate Students, Stop Arrests at 1000 University Center Ln in Building B, Atrium Lawrenceville, GA 30043 from 9:30am-2pm. For more information contact [email protected]

Jersey City, NJ – Statewide Education Organizing Committee will have a teach in about Restorative Practices at Ballard Methodist Church, Asbury Park, NJ from 4pm-6pm. For more information contact [email protected]

Minneapolis, MN – Twin Cities Innovation Alliance, the Midwest Center for School Transformation and other allies are hosting community mural making at El Colegio High School from 10am-3pm, followed by a community rally at the Minneapolis Public School District Headquarters from 1pm-2:30pm.

San Bernadino, CA – COPE is hosting The Proliferation of Prisons: An Art Show Humanizing the Effects from 11:30am-4:30pm at 1505 West Highland Avenue; Suite 1, San Bernardino, CA. For more information click here.

Washington, DC – Advocates for Justice and Education, Inc. will host an event entitled: Supporting Student Dignity at School on ways that teachers can make sure the student experience at school promotes and protects their human dignity and worth. For more information contact – [email protected] or [email protected]

Social Media for #DSCWoA2019 National Demand #1

On social media we are using #DSCWoA2019 #EducateStudentsStopArrests and focusing on our first Week of Action National Demand.

Demand #1: Protect the dignity of all students by funding supportive resources, such as counselors, mentors and wrap-around services.

  • This week we join 1000s of youth & parents to say #EducateStudentsStop Arrests @DignityinSchool Week of Action #DSCWoA2019
  • Join @DignityInSchool as we lift up #DSCWoA2019 #EducateStudentsStopArrests and demand to shift funding from school police & SROs to counselors, other trained staff and services that actually help our students succeed.
  • 6 million students are in schools with police but no school psychologists Invest in positive interventions #EducateStudentsStopArrests #DSCWoA2019 https://tinyurl.com/dsc-cnc
  • The recommended Student-to-Counselor Ratio is 250:1 – only 3 states meet this minimum. We say #EducateStudentsStopArrests to shift priorities to meet the needs of our young people in school. #DSCWoA2019