DSC members in eight states hold events today during our Week of Action Against School Pushout. On social media we are using #TellTheTruthMonday #EducateStudentsStopArrests #DSCWoA2019 and focusing on our second demand: Stop the arrest, school removal and pushout of Black students, other students of color, LGBTQI youth, homeless students, foster youth and students with disabilities.
Local Events on Monday, October 20
Boston, MA – Youth on Board students will be stationed at different hub spots in Boston from 2:00pm-6:00pm, where they will interview other students about their experience with disciplinary tactics in their schools. For more information contact [email protected]
California – Members in different parts of the state continue Week of Action activities:
- CADRE (Community Asset Development Redefining Education) parents launh classroom observations and 1-1s with teachers that will continue throughout the week to monitor the implementation of School-Wide Positive Behavior Supports (SWPBIS) in LAUSD. For more information contact [email protected]
- Central Valley Movement Building host online video presentations with partner organizations (Fresno Barrios Unidos, Dolores Huerta Foundation, Black Parallel School Board, Fathers and Families of San Joaquin), sharing throughts from teachers, parents, and students on school safety, school resource officers, and school climate,. Facebook: centralvalleymovementbuilding | [email protected]
- Building Healthy Communities East Salinas will do a presentation on education equity and ending the school-to-prison pipeline. Contact Laura Tiajero [email protected]
Madison, WI – Freedom Inc. and the Safe Schools Coalition will host a postcard writing party in support of the No Cops in Schools campaign. They will have food, music and of course – postcards for you to sign! You can learn about our coalition and the campaign. For more information contact Bianca Gomez, [email protected] and Zon Moua, [email protected]
Mississippi – DSC members continue week long activities
- Sunflower County Parents and Students United are holding parent, student and educator listening sessions throughout the week. For more information contact [email protected].
- Fannie Lou Hamer Center for Change continunes Live Forums each day at 6pm on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pg/Fannie-Lou-Hamer-center-for-change-124338527313/events/
New Orleans, LA – FFLIC is launching their Education Advocacy Toolkit from 6:00-6:30pm at 2207 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA, 70115. For more information contact 504.462.4201.
New York City, NY – Dignity in Schools Campaign-NY student leaders will produce videos on cycles of harm that are perpetuated in schools and how restorative justice and ending the presence of police in schools can break those cycles.
Pittsburgh, PA – One PA will conduct an action at the school board on suspensions of Black Brown students from 5pm-8pm. For more information contact [email protected]
Raleigh, NC – Education Justice Alliance will host a data walk on school discipline & policing in our public schools at the Vital Link Event Center at 1214 E. Lenoir St. Raleigh NC 27610 from 6:00-8:30pm. For more information contact [email protected]
Social Media for #DSCWoA2019 Demand #2
On social media we are focusing on our National Demand #2: Stop the arrest, school removal and pushout of Black students, other students of color, LGBTQI youth, homeless students, foster youth and students with disabilities.
- TODAY: it’s all about sharing what’s really going on in these public schools. Share your story using #DSCWoA2019 #TellTheTruthMonday!
- In the 2015-2016 school year, school children lost over 11 million days of instruction (11,360,004) as a result of out-of-school suspension. That’s roughly 66 million hours of missed instruction or more than 63,000 school years of lost learning. #EducateStudentsStopArrests
- Punitive discipline & #School2Prison targets Black youth & other youth of color, LGBTQ students & those with disabilities. We demand our schools #EducateStudentsStopArrests #DSCWoA2019
- Black male students represented 8 percent of enrolled students and accounted for 25 percent of students who received an out-of-school suspension. #EndSchoolPushoutNOW! #DSCWoA2019
- Black female students represented 8 percent of the student enrollment and accounted for 14 percent of students who received an out-of-school suspension. #EducateStudentsStopArrests #DSCWoA2019