Day Two: Tell Your State to Shift $$ from Cops to Counselors

It’s Day Two of our Week of Action and Virginia is taking center stage with two great events in Richmond. Mothers and Others of Virginia is hosting the event Stop School Pushout LGBTQ+ from 12pm-2:30pm. You can RVSP here or email [email protected] Prom Bring It/Go High Corp is also holding a Fall Youth Summit from 12pm-5pm where communities, teachers, parents, students, GSA’s and social workers from across the region are invited to discuss their experiences, challenges, and accomplishments in their efforts to dismantle the school to prison to deportation pipeline. RSVP here or email [email protected] 

For more information on all the events during the week see our interactive map!

 

Sunday, Oct 21 – Day 2 Social Media: #DSCWoA2018 #EndSchoolPushout #CounselorsNotCops #ReThinkDiscipline

On social media, we are focused on the state level, asking you to send a message to your state education department about where we need to be investing: in student supports and positive school climate NOT criminalization.

Highlight out National Demands #1-6 https://tinyurl.com/NatlDemands by using these sample tweets:

  • Spread the word for our #DSCWoA2018 Twitter Townhall on Thursday, Oct 25 at 8pm est! #CounselorsNotCops
  • We call on [enter your state] to shift funding from school police to counselors, peace builders, and positive discipline #CounselorsNotCops Check out https://tinyurl.com/NatlDemands
  • We demand for @usedgov, [enter your state dept of ed] and local policy-makers to adopt #CounselorsNotCops #DscWoA2018 https://tinyurl.com/NatlDemands
  • Follow #DSCWoA2018 to stay in the loop about what’s happening in your city and around the country! #CounselorsNotCops https://tinyurl.com/WoAEvents