Day 4: Today We Say No to Criminalization and Yes to #RestorativeJustice

Today we ask members and allies to participate in our federal Action Alert to Tell Congress: Stop putting police in schools, invest in supports to help students thrive! Follow and share this link: http://bit.ly/WoA2019Alert. On social media we also highlight our Week of Action National Demand #3: Fund, implement and prioritize transformative and restorative justice practices.

You can check out our map of local member events taking place throughout the week and share our Calendar of National Events that start tomorrow with the launch of our newly revised Model Code and a member spotlight live stream.

 

Local Events on Tuesday, October 22

Bronx, NY – Sistas and Brothas United will host a Know Your Rights Teach-in in the fight to end school pushout for students, parents and guardians at 5:30pm at Fordham University Campus, John Mulcahy Hall, 441 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY. Childcare and food will be provided. Email: [email protected]

Duluth, MN – Duluth and Superior Save the Kids host the Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Speak Out & Panel from 5:30pm-7:30pm at UMD Kirby Student Center The Garage. October 22nd is “National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation.” Hear from our panelists about the history of policing, their continued militarization, the culture of safety and a future free of violence. Visit the Facebook event for more information.

Hollister, CA – Youth Alliance’s Parent Alliance Equity Team will be a hosting at Community Forum and theatrical kit to increase awareness about how trauma negatively affects students and how restorative practices promote healing and safety from 5pm-8pm at Veterans Memorial Building, 649 San Benito Street, Hollister, CA. Visit the Facebook event for more information.

Minnespolis, MN – S.T.A.N.D. UP will host the State of Dismissals: Community Listening Session at 5:30pm at Sanctuary Covenant Church 2018 Aldrich Ave N Minneapolis, MN 55411. Join other parents, students, and community leaders as we speak and allow others to express how dismissals, removals, and seclusions have impacted students, families, and communities throughout Minnesota. Check out their Eventbrite link here.

Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Lake Save the Kids will host the panel discussion Moving Away from Prisons and Toward Transformative Justice and Restorative Justice from 6:00pm-7:30pm a tSalt Lake Community College, South City Campus. For more information contact: Dr. Anthony J. Nocella II, [email protected] or visit their Facebook event.

Tunica, MS – Tunica Teens in Action will hold a Community Forum to support the removal of armed police from our schools – Counselors Not Cops. For more information contact [email protected]

Other members in Mississippi continue events throughout the Week of Action, including Facebook Live testimonies from Fannie Lou Hamer Center and daily events from Sunflower County Parents and Students United.

In California, CADRE continues classroom observations all week and other members of DSC-California continue to post videos and gather sign-ons for the solidarity pledge in support of Black Organizing Project’s campaign to remove police from Oakland schools by 2020.

 

Social Media for #DSCWoA2019 Demand #3

On social media we are using #DSCWoA2019 #RestorativeJustice and #EducateStudentsStopArrests to support our National Demand #3: Fund, implement and prioritize transformative and restorative justice practices.

Sample tweets:

  • A student who is suspended or expelled for a discretionary violation is nearly three times as likely to be in contact with the juvenile justice system the following year. There are SO many other solutions. #RestorativeJustice #EducateStudentsStopArrests
  • Schools need to #EducateStudentsStopArreets by investing in #RestorativeJustice! Check out @DignityinSchools platform to remove police from schools and shift resources to positive and restorative approaches #DSCWoA2019 https://tinyurl.com/dsc-cnc