On Day 8 of the Week of Action, we are promoting our National Demand #6: End paddling and physical punishment in all schools. Share this message on social media today:
- FACT: Paddling and physical punishment is still legal in 19 states. #RethinkDiscipline #DSCWoA2017 #No2Paddles
Our members across the country are holding more events today:
In Oakland, California, Black Organizing Project will be hosting a community town hall to share data from their research regarding suspensions, arrests, and expulsions within OUSD as well as what they’ve learned from the community by conducting street outreach, listening sessions, and surveys. The event takes place from 11:00am – 2:00pm at the Alena Museum in West Oakland. Follow BOP on social media for updates and info. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlackOrgProject Twitter: @blackorgproject IG: @blackorganizingproject
In Richmond, California, RYSE Youth Center will hold its 3rd Annual Truth be Told: Justice Through My Eyes film festival designed to highlight and empower youth voices and visions through film at the East Bay Center for Performing Arts. Please click HERE for more information and to purchase your ticket. The event takes place from 7:00pm-9:00pm at East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, 339 11th St, Richmond, CA 94801. Follow RYSE Center on social media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rysecenter/ Twitter: @RYSEyouthcenter
In Washington, DC, Advocates for Justice and Education is hosting a Parent Leadership Training Institute from 9:00am – 3:30pm at 25 E Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. They will be educating and equipping parents with the knowledge and advocacy skills to navigate the local education system.
In Durant, Mississippi, Nollie Jenkins Family Center is hosting a march and rally at 10:00am, and a Know Your Rights workshop/play at 6:00pm at 417 N. Lexington Street Durant, MS 39063. The stageplay addresses how the school district fails to meet the needs of a diverse group of students, along with uplifting the plight of girls of color, including LGBTQ girls, and how school pushout affects these diverse groups of students. Follow Nollie Jenkins on social media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NJFCenter/ Twitter: @NJFCenter
In Mississippi, Action Communication and Education Reform is holding a Community Forum from 10:00am – 12pm to educate parents and students about the school to prison pipeline, and provide students a platform to express themselves, become aware of their rights, and encourage them to become involved in the decision-making processes of the school district.
In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Blue Ribbon Youth Leadership Institute is hosting a community discussion from 10:00am – 12:30pm at Chapel Hill Public Library on ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act), asking how will the new policy affect the state and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools policies? There will also be a “Know Your Rights” discussion facilitated by the North Carolina ACLU. Follow Blue Ribbon YLI on Facebook or Twitter @BlueRibbonYLI.
In Dayton, Ohio, West Dayton Youth Task Force will host the ‘Gem City’ End #School2Prison Pipeline Classic. There will be a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, a rap and dance contest, and hip-hop pedagogy workshops. There will be food and giveaways. For more info contact: Josh Harrison [email protected]. The event takes place from 12pm – 4pm at Westwood Elementary.
In Portland, Oregon, Portland Parent Union will host Trust Circle Conversations with guest speakers and panelists from 9:15am–4pm at Concordia University Hayden Center, 2811 NE Holman Street, Portland, OR 97211.