Today our 11th Annual National Week of Action Against School Pushout begins with Dignity in Schools Campaign members across the country demanding Counselors Not Cops! Equity for Youth Now! Join us on social media by using the hashtags: #DSCWoA2020 #CounselorsNotCops #EquityforYouthNow.
Our week of virtual national events begin with today’s panel Counselors Not Cops: Unpacking Student Safety during COVID-19 at 4:00pm eastern. The panel features DSC members Black Man Rising (Louisiana), A Black Education Network (California), ACLU of Pennsylvania, Education Justice Alliance (North Carolina), Action Communication and Education Reform (Mississippi) and Parents Organized for Public Education (North Carolina). Register here to attend: tinyurl.com/woa2020panel.
Members across the country are also holding virtual and in-person events. Yesterday in San Francisco, Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth held a youth-led Board of Education Candidate Panel and will be sharing youth videos and stories throughout the week on social media.
Today in the Bronx, New York, Sistas & Brothas United is holding a rally and march across the Bronx Education Mile calling for #PoliceFreeSchools. Meet up w/ them @ Paul Ave & W. Mosholu Pkwy S at 11am eastern time. Check it out on twitter @SBU_POWER.
In Chicago, Illinois, COFI POWER-PAC is hosting Illinois Parents for Counselors Not Cops at 9:30am, a virtual teach-in in duing which parent leaders will share about the statewide parent-led efforts to achieve safe and just schools in each of their Illinois communities.
In Montgomery County, Mississippi, Action Communication and Education Reform (ACER) is holding a virtual teach-in.
In Sacramento, California, the Black Parallel School Board is co-sponsoring a Zoom Candidates Forum featuring candidates seeking office for the Sacramento City Unified School District Board (SCUSD) from 11:30am -1:30pm pacific time. Learn more at facebook event page.