Today we will focus on #DSCWoA2017 National Demand #3: Stop arresting and pushing out Black students and other students of color, LGBTQ youth, students that are homeless, and students with disabilities at higher rates. Here are some sample tweets you can use:
- Punitive discipline & #School2Prison targets Black youth & other youth of color, LGBTQ students & those with disabilities #DSCWoA2017
- Black pre-school students are 3.6 times more likely to be suspended. #EndSchoolPushout #School2Prison #DSCWoA2017
Today’s member events include:
In Dayton, Ohio, Racial Justice NOW! is hosting their School Board Candidates Roundtable from 6pm – 8pm at Westwood Elementary (2805 Oakridge Dr, Dayton, OH 45417). The candidates running for the Dayton Public School Board will answer questions around the theme “Education is a Human Right.” Visit https://www.facebook.com/racialjusticenow/ to learn more.
In Boston, Massachusetts, Youth on Board/Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC) Listening Project will be held directly after school at public transit stations. BSAC and YOUNG members are talking to youth about their experiences with school discipline.
In Miami, Florida, Power U Center for Social Change will be hosting an event, “Can’t Stop! Won’t Stop!” Join Power U for an open discussion about how they got here, their wins, their fight and continuous contribution to this great movement! They want the community’s input on our forthcoming campaigns as their work is for the betterment of the lives of their communities! For more details visit https://www.facebook.com/events/967364053401721/
In Portland, Oregon, Portland Parent Union is hosting day two of a parent-to-parent training on restorative justice in Portland Public Schools. For more details visit https://www.facebook.com/simplysheilas
In Richmond, California, the RYSE Center is holding the Our Schools, Our Power lunchtime tabling activity to engage Richmond High School students in the Week of Action.
To see the full list of events see dignityinschools.org/take-action/national-week-of-action