National Week of Action

Welcome to our 12th Annual National Week of Action Against School Pushout. Our theme this year is Community Not Cops!  Join us as DSC members and allies hold events and actions across the country.

Click on image to register for our Week of Action kick-off event! Alternatively, visit this link to register:


Join us on Saturday, October 23rd for a book talk on author Mark R. Warren’s latest book ‘Willful Defiance’. Willful Defiance tells the story of how Black and Brown parents and students organized to dismantle the school–to–prison pipeline in their local schools and built a movement that spread across the country.  Visit, or click the image below to register for this event!


Each October, members of the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC), a national coalition of over 100 organizations, host a series of events, teach-ins, rallies, protests and workshops across the country designed to bring attention to the ongoing and devastating impacts of school policing and zero-tolerance discipline policies. Beginning on Saturday, October 16th and running through October 24th, DSC’s 12th National Week of Action Against School Pushout will bring students, parents, education advocates, lawyers and many others committed to social and educational justice together to amplify the nationwide call for schools to move away from punitive, cold, criminalizing policies and towards emotionally-safe, restorative and culturally responsive school communities. 

Local grassroots DSC member organizations across the country will also be hosting events in their communities, where virtual and remote learning has only intensified pre-existing structural inequalities. Remote learning environments are actively being hardened and create barriers to learning for many students. The Black, Brown and working-class students who do manage to get online risk being criminalized in their own homes.



Local Virtual and In-Person Member Events

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Map Coming Soon!