National Week of Action

Welcome to our 9th Annual National Week of Action Against Schools Pushout! Our theme this year is Counselors, not Cops! DSC members and allies will hold local events across the country, and participate in our two-day National Week of Action Event in Chicago this coming October.

More Details about our National Event in Chicago Coming soon!

In the meantime, watch our 2017 Video and Share our National Week of Action Demands

We call on districts, states, and the federal government to adopt Education as a Human Right and implement the following demands:

  • Shift funding from school police to counselors, peace builders and positive discipline.
  • Fund and use transformative and restorative justice, mediation and positive interventions in schools.
  • Stop the arrest, school removal and pushout of Black students and other students of color, LGBTQ youth, students that are homeless, and students with disabilities.
  • Make sure states and districts focus on school climate under the new federal law – the Every Student Succeeds Act.
  • End paddling and other forms of physical punishment in all schools.
  • Invest in public education and divest from privatization and publicly funded, privately run charter schools.


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  • You can download our 2017 Materials:
    • You can find the Week of Action Poster here
    • Social Media Avatar here, Facebook Banner here
    • Download larger English files and all files in Spanish from this Google Folder: here
  • Update your local WoA events here!

List of 2017 local Week of Action events! 

California                Colorado                District of Columbia                Florida                Georgia                Illinois                Louisiana 

Massachusetts                Michigan                Minnesota                Mississippi                New Jersey                New Mexico                New York 

North Carolina                Ohio                Oregon                Pennsylvania                Texas                Virginia



Los Angeles

Community Asset Development Re-defining Education (CADRE)

Friday, October 27 – Shadow Report Release
CADRE will be hosting their shadow report release, with Black and Latino parents reflecting on the 10-year anniversary of the implementation of School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports in LA public schools. The event will take place at11633 S. Western Avenue, starting at 10:30am. For more information, visit this link.

Mon, October 23 to Fri, October 27 – Classroom Observations
During school hours, CADRE parents will visit various South Los Angeles schools to observe school climate discipline practices in classrooms. For more info contact: Edgar Ibarra [email protected]

Youth Justice Coalition

Date & Location TBD
Action at school board. For more info contact: Lupita Carballo [email protected]


Black Organizing Project

Sat, October 28 – Community Town Hall
11:00Am – 2:00Pm
Alena Museum in West Oakland
BOP will be hosting a community town hall where we will be inviting the larger community, our allies and press to convene– so that we can share data from our research regarding suspensions, arrests, and expulsions w/in OUSD as well as what’ve we learned from the community by conducting street outreach, listening sessions, and surveys. The hope is to raise awareness and prompt discourse about crafting solutions.  For more info contact: Jasmine Williams[email protected] 415.688.1616. Follow BOP on social media for updates and info Facebook: Twitter: @blackorgproject
IG: @blackorganizingproject


RYSE Youth Center

Mon, October 23
Youth will mobilize to the WCCUSD Youth Commission meeting to raise awareness of the need for the Richmond High School students input to be heard in youth commission meetings, and urge the space to be more representative of the Richmond population.

Tues, October 24
Youth will mobilize to the WCCUSD District Local Control Accountability Plan Parent Committee to demand meaningful representation of youth voice in district LCAP budgetary decisions. Youth will share testimonies that reflect the importance of students having decision making power that can improve the district’s goal 4 (Improve Student Engagement and School Climate) outcomes.

Wed, October 25
Our Schools, Our Power General Meeting at Richmond High School (1250 23rd St. Richmond, CA 94804)centered around social media campaign to elevate Dignity in Schools National Demands.

Thurs, October 26
Our Schools, Our Power lunchtime tabling activity to engage Richmond High School students in the Week of Action.

Fri, October 27
A screening of Full Circle, a documentary that highlights the positive impact of restorative justice practices in the lives of low-income students of color in OUSD schools at the RYSE Center – 205 41st St. Richmond, CA 94804.

Sat, October 28
East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, 339 11th St, Richmond, CA 94801
The 3rd annual Truth be Told: Justice Through My Eyes is a 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.
For more info contact Valerie Jameson [email protected] Follow RYSE Center on social media Facebook: Twitter: @RYSEyouthcenter

San Francisco

Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth

Wednesday, October 25
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Join us for a conversation about youth leadership and civic engagement. Share your experiences and ideas and find out how you can get involved in making change in our schools and communities.  This event is part of the Dignity in Schools Campaign 8th Annual National Week of Action Against School Pushout. For more information, email Kevine at [email protected]org.
More details:



Padres & Jovenes Unidos

Mon, October 23 – Thurs, October 26 – Tabling
11a – 1p
Various locations
During the week we will do tabling with WoA materials in our youth organizing school sites across the state. For more info contact: Daniel Kim [email protected]

Thurs, October 26 – Rally/Direct Action Event
Denver DPS HQ or City Hall
Rally or direct action in Denver targeting a key city level or school district decision maker or decision-making body to pass either city sanctuary policy or move forward on district implementation of the district’s February sanctuary resolution.  Our focus will be the school-to-deportation pipeline, which connects the STPP with immigrant rights/protection. For more info contact: Daniel Kim [email protected]


Durango Save the Kids

October 8, 2017 (pre Week of Action event)
Dizzy Wright Interview and Meet and Greet from 6:00pm-7:00pm in the Fort Lewis College Vallecito Room

October 22nd, 2017
Anti Police Brutality Vigil from 6:30-7:00pm at Fort Lewis College clock tower.

October 23rd, 2017
Food Drive For La Plata Youth Services until 12 noon at El Centro in Fort Lewis College Student Union

Panel Discussion on Alternatives to Youth Incarceration and Zero Tolerance- 7:00-8:30pm at Fort Lewis College: Noble 130

Candlelight Vigil to honor Womyn of Color 5:00pm at Fort Lewis College clock tower

October 24th-26th, 2017
Working with youth at Durango Boys and Girls Club and Fundraiser-Bake Sale for The 4-Corners Rainbow Youth Center at 5:00pm-7:00pm at Fort Lewis College Student Union.

October 25th, 2017
Film Showing of “They Call us Monsters” at Fort Lewis College in Noble Room 125 from 7:00pm-8:30pm.

October 29th, 2017
Schools not Prisons 5K Fun Run form 9:00am-10:00am at Fort Lewis College clock tower.

Free Lowrider and Car Audio show from 12:00pm-2:00pm at the Jones Parking Lot

Hip Hop Show from 2:00pm-4:00pm at Fort Lewis College in the Vallecito Room

District of Columbia

Washington, DC

Advocates for Justice and Education

Sat, October 28 – Parent Leadership Training Institute
9:00am – 3:30pm
25 E Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Our WoA will be combined with a parent leadership training institute. During the institute, we will be educating and equipping parents with the knowledge and advocacy skills to navigate the local education. We will include a session on restorative justice and funding as a part of our anti-push-out efforts. For more info contact: Patrice Wedderburn [email protected]



Power U Center for Social Change

Thursday, October 26
Power U Center of Social Change is a proud partner in the 8th Annual National Week of Action Against Schools Pushout! The theme this year is “Education is a Human Right! We Will Not Give Up the Fight!” In conjunction with the National Week of Action, we will be hosting an event, “Can’t Stop! Won’t Stop!” Power U has been organizing in Miami over 10 years! We can’t stop and we won’t stop until children and youth a re getting the education they deserve. Join us for an open discussion about how we got here, our wins, our fight and continuous contribution to this great movement! We want the community’s input on our forthcoming campaigns as our work is for the betterment of the lives of our communities!  There will be a Q&A with youth members and time for a good conversation about what’s next! Dinner will be served. Children and youth are welcome to come!
For more details:
Issa vibe!



Gwinnett STOPP

Sat, October 21
Sit Tight, Education is a Human Right Workshop
9:30A – 3P
Salem Missionary Baptist Church Youth House
4700 Church St NW
Lilburn, GA 30048
Join the ACLU of Georgia, Georgia Legal Services Program, Gwinnett SToPP and Interfaith Children’s Movement on Saturday, October 21st for Sit Tight, Education is a Human Right!  Come learn your rights as well as develop solutions to achieve fairness, justice, and equity in public education. The event will feature a Know Your Rights workshop by the ACLU of Georgia and the impact the new federal education administration will have on local schools. Also, speak to an attorney one-on-one for FREE about school issues!! For more info, please contact Gwinnett SToPP at [email protected] or 404-590-7877 (texts welcome). For more details:

Gwinnett STOPP/NWGA Federation of Families

Mon, October 23 to Tues, October 24 – Resource Fair
5:30p – 7:30p
Waco Baptist Church
34 Atlantic Ave, Waco Ga. &
450 Riverside Parkway Rome Ga.
The NWGA Federation of Families (Gwinnett SToPP partners) will be hosting a resource fair to bring awareness to parent and youth in the NWGA Region in the following counties- Floyd Co. Polk Co. & Haralson Co. For more info contact: Hope Darden-Swift [email protected]



Blocks Together – Chicago, IL

Weds, October 25 – Community Forum & Action
5:30p – 7:30p
3711 West Chicago Ave
Community forum and action. For more info contact: Cecile Carroll [email protected]


Sat, October 21 – Training
POWER-PAC’s Elementary Justice Campaign parent leaders host a “Know Your Rights” training around police in schools with Sargent Shriver Center on Poverty Law and the Civilian Office of Police Accountability.  Parent leaders participate in deep conversations about the rights that families and youth have around police in schools and how families can advocate for themselves if a student has an encounter with a police officer or is arrested at school.

Woman of God’s Design

Sat, October 28 – 


New Orleans

Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC)/Black Man Rising

Tuesday, October 24
First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans 5212 S. Claiborne Ave New Orleans, LA 70115
Hosted by Black Man Rising, Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children, Community Education Project of New Orleans, Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal, Dignity in Schools Campaign and #WeChoose Campaign. Community members will put the New Orleans School System on Trial, featuring testimonies from youth, parents, educators and community leaders on school pushout, curriculum and the human right to education in New Orleans charter schools. The event will also feature song and spoken word by local artists. Dinner will be provided.

Community Education Project of New Orleans

Fri, October 27 – Sat, October 28 – Community Forum
6p – 9p
2903 Jefferson Ave
Community forums and also working with partner organization FFLIC. For more info contact: Ruth Idakula at [email protected]



Youth on Board/Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC)

Thurs, October 26 – Listening Project
2p – 6p
Various stations across the city
Listening Project held directly after school at public transit stations. BSAC and YOUNG members talk to youth about their experiences with school discipline. Large group debriefs directly following the action. For more info contact: Caitlin Donnelly [email protected]



Student Advocacy Center of Michigan

Date & Time TBD
Washtenaw Community College
Teach-In to help schools implement the new discipline law. For more info contact: Peri Stone-Palmquist [email protected]


DWH Inspires – Ypsilanti, MI

Sat, October 21 – Fri, October 26
Time & Location TBD – Events may include a block party, rally on school campus before and during school board meeting, community forum. sit-in at a city council meeting and a march from school to juvenile jail.



Duluth Save the Kids

Time & Location TBD
STK will host 40 WoA events in 12 different cities. Some are tabling, showing films, lectures, rallies, protests, walkouts, teach ins, workshops, and more.  For more info contact: Anthony Nocella [email protected]


Minnesota Solutions Not Suspensions 



St. Paul-Minneapolis

Twin Cities Save the Kids

Time & Location TBD
STK will host 40 WoA events in 12 different cities. Some are tabling, showing films, lectures, rallies, protests, walkouts, teach ins, workshops, and more.  For more info contact: Anthony Nocella [email protected]


Duck Hill

Action Communication and Education Reform

Sat, October 21 – Teach-In
Time & Location TBD
The community forum will 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. For more info contact: Al White [email protected].


Nollie Jenkins Family Center

Sun, October 23 – Teach-In
11:00am – 2:00pm
417 N. Lexington Street, Durant
Students, parents, elected and public officials, and child-servicing agencies in Holmes County will learn about the experiences of Black girls and their increasing rate of incarceration, dropout, and alternative school placement because of zero-tolerance policies that disproportionately push them out of school.

Sat, Oct 28 – March, Rally, Play & Know Your Rights Workshop
10:00A – March & Rally
6:00P – Play/Know Your Rights Workshop
417 N. Lexington Street Durant, MS 39063
Our WOA event will start with a community-wide March/Rally, then continue later in the evening with a stageplay that addresses how the school district fails to meet the needs of diverse group of students, along with uplifting the plight of girls of color, including LGBTQ and how school pushout affects these diverse group of students. Also, that evening we will host a Know Your Rights Workshop. For more info contact: Kameisha Smith [email protected] or Janice Harper [email protected]
Follow Nollie Jenkins on social media Facebook:
Twitter: @NJFCenter


Fannie Lou Hamer Center

Sat, October 21 – Know Your Rights Youth Convening
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fannie Lou Hamer Center and Retreat Center
Youth Convening on School Pushout and Know Your Rights. For more info contact: Cherraye Oats [email protected]


Citizens for a Better Greenville

Sun, October 15 – Friday, October 20 (Pre WoA Events)
Various Times & Locations
We will be participating in several events in our community which will involve the entire community. We will start with a fire safety festival where elementary, middle and high school students and their families will be participating in events. We will be hosting a Live Remote with a local radio station.  We will be giving out information.  Then we will be participating in homecoming week activities at the high school which will include a parade and we will be broadcasting during the parade and prior to the homecoming game where we will be emphasizing our theme, “Education is a human right, we will not give up the fight”, and will be giving out information.


Activists With A Purpose


Sunflower County

Sunflower County Parents and Students Organization

Sat, October 21/Mon, October 23 – Sat, October 28  – Community Events
SCPSO will hold events throughout the week, including community meetings, marching and chanting, speaking with community leaders and interviewing officials from the school district. For more info contact: Betty Petty [email protected]


Tunica Teens In Action, Inc.

Mon, October 23 – Community Forum
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
G.W. Henderson Recreation Center
1165 Abbay Drive
Tunica, MS 38676
Tunica Teens In Action will conduct a county wide community forum to raise awareness in the community about the DSC WoA in Tunica County, MS.  Tunica Teens In Action would like to draw over 250 people from all districts in the county to our community forum.


Action Communication and Education Reform

Sat, October 28 – Community Forum
10:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location TBD
The community forum will 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. For more info contact: Al White [email protected]

New Jersey

Jersey City

Statewide Education Organizing Committee (SEOC)

Tues, October 24 – Community Forum
6p – 8:30p
Mary Bethune Community Center
Community Forum. For more info contact: Elizabeth Smith [email protected]


SOMA Black Parent Workshop

Tues, October 24 – Teach-In
7 p.m.
Columbia High School
We will host a teach-in at our local high school in collaboration with the Black Student Union, MAC Scholars program and the MapSo Freedom School on disciplinary disparities by race and how they lead to pushing students out of school and into the criminal justice pipeline. For more info contact: Walter Fields [email protected]


Paterson Education Organizing Council & Paterson Education Fund

Weds, October 25 – March & Rally
5p – 7p
Start location TBD
March and Rally from a school to local police station.  We will have speakers and will invite our local assembly personso that he will know how to advocate for more funding.  The purpose is to stop school push out and keep our kids in school and not in prison. For more info contact: [email protected]


New Mexico


Albuquerque Save the Kids

October 27
Albuquerque Save the Kids visits New Mexico Legislator, Criminal Justice Reform Subcommittee and visits the Juvenile Justice Center bringing awareness about #EndSchoolPushout issues and delivering flyers and materials.



Aztec Save the Kids

Time & Location TBD
STK will host 40 WoA events in 12 different cities. Some are tabling, showing films, lectures, rallies, protests, walkouts, teach ins, workshops, and more.  For more info contact: Anthony Nocella [email protected]

New York


New Settlement Parent Action Committee

Weds, Oct 25 – Community Forum
New Settlement Community Campus Auditorium at 1501 Jerome Avenue between 172nd Street and Goble Place (enter at Goble Pl)
The New Settlement Parent Action Committee, (PAC) warmly invites you to our upcoming Townhall: Where are all the Social Workers? on Wednesday, October 25th from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the New Settlement Community Campus Auditorium at 1501 Jerome Avenue between 172nd Street and Goble Place (enter at Goble Pl) an event by parents, school leaders, and community advocates highlighting the need for more social and emotional supports in our public schools.

Sistas and Brothas United 

Fri, Oct 27 – Showcase Exhibition
2751 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10468
Through art, SBU leaders will host a Showcase Exhibition that will educate community members and bring awareness to the current school to prison pipeline issues, helping young people and community members reflect critically on the ways in which our school system implements discipline and its disproportionately negative impact on youth of color. The Showcase will also invite guests and visitors to contribute to alternative ways in which behavioral infractions, conflict, and even violence may be dealt with in holistic, student-centered and asset-based approaches within our schools. For more info contact Crystal Reyes [email protected] 718.584.0515 ext 243 Follow Sistas and Brothas United on social media
Facebook: Twitter: @SBU_Power


Cypress Hills Development Corp/Future of Tomorrow (active in DSC-NY, joining as national member now)

Mon, October 23 – Thurs, October 26 – Teach-In & Townhalls
Times TBD
F.O.T. will host a week of action for our members, students, and staff from all schools on the Lane Campus.


Dignity in Schools Campaign-New York

Monday, October 23rd
Civic Hall 118 West 22nd Street 12th floor, buzz 12A (Take F/M train to 23rd st)
Dignity in Schools Campaign-NY would like to invite you to our teach-in organized by students, parents, and educators on Monday, October 23rd at 5 pm. The teach-in will focus on the need to end racial disparities in NYC schools. As a coalition we are calling on the Mayor to end school based arrests and summonses in NYC schools. This event is part of our 8th annual week of action against schoolpushout. Join us to learn about how to help fight for our students! The event will feature a discussion, followed by a video screening, and Theater of the Oppressed piece on the School to Prison Pipeline. There will also be optional breakout sessions to discuss these topics further. DSC Week of Action Flyer 2017 We will be providing food, it will be great to have a headcount.  Please RSVP to [email protected]

Girls for Gender Equity

Wed, November 8 (post Week of Action)
Girls for Gender Equity will release thier Schools Girls Deserve Report, documenting a 2-year participatory action research project where girls and TGNC youth of color identify what pushes them out of school and uplift the vision of the school that they deserve.


NYC Save the Kids

Time & Location TBD
STK will host 40 WoA events in 12 different cities. Some are tabling, showing films, lectures, rallies, protests, walkouts, teach ins, workshops, and more. For more info contact: Anthony Nocella [email protected]

Teachers Unite – New York, NY




Buffalo Save the Kids

Time & Location TBD
STK will host 40 WoA events in 12 different cities. Some are tabling, showing films, lectures, rallies, protests, walkouts, teach ins, workshops, and more.  For more info contact: Anthony Nocella [email protected]


Center for Community Alternatives

Date, Time & Location TBD
Teach-in/Community forum- Educate parents, students, and decision makers on NYS’s just enacted Raise the Age law and how this impacts juvenile justice including rights of students and parents impacted by school-based arrests. Audience: Focus on parents and students most directly impacted by RTA law and how it will impact the processing of young people arrested, including students subjected to school-based arrests.
For more info contact: Marsha Weissman [email protected]

North Carolina

Chapel Hill

Blue Ribbon Youth Leadership Institute

Weds, October 25
A Classroom in Color – Week of Action
6:00 p.m.
Chapel Hill Public Library (Presented in Spanish & English)
In this student-led workshop, Blue Ribbon YLI & MSAN students answer essential questions, analyze the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Conduct of Color, and share their experiences with microaggressions in various school contexts.  Student presenters addressed strategies to provide more equitable solutions to the disparities in instruction and discipline that students of color encounter daily in our schools.

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Education is a Human Right – Week of Action (Solutions Not Suspensions)
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Chapel Hill Public Library
Will North Carolina’s new education plan provide opportunities for all children to succeed in education and life? (ESSA- Every Student Succeeds Act)
How will the new policy affect the state and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools policies?  Explore next steps and opportunities to get involved in advancing educational equity for all North Carolina’s students.
There will also be a “Know Your Rights” discussion facilitated by the North Carolina ACLU.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Follow Blue Ribbon YLI on Facebook or Twitter @BlueRibbonYLI For more info contact: Lorie Clark [email protected]


Youth Organizing Institute

Sat, October 21 – Annual STPP March
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Start Location TBD
6th Annual STPP March. For more info contact: Tavon Bridges [email protected]


Education Justice Alliance



Racial Justice NOW!

Thurs, October 26 – School Board Candidates Roundtable
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Westwood Elementary
2805 Oakridge Dr
Dayton, OH 45417
Racial Justice NOW! will host a roundtable for the candidates running for Dayton Public school board around the theme Education is a Human Right. For more info contact: Cameron Walker [email protected]

West Dayton Youth Task Force

Sat, October 28 – Gem City End #School2Prison 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Westwood Elementary
2805 Oakridge Dr
Dayton, OH 45417
WDYTF 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]



Portland Parent Union 

Sat, October 21 – Sat, October 28
For more info about week long events contact: Sheila Warren[email protected]. For real time updates, connect with PPU’s Facebook event page!

Mon, October 23
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Elmers on Sandy
Relationship Building Reception
This will be our Opening WoA event. Appetizers will be served.

Tues, October 24
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
501 N. Dixon
Press Conference/School Board Rally and Testimony

Wed, October 25 to Thurs, October 26
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (times are flexible)
Parent-to-Parent training on restorative justice in Portland Public Schools and other districts. Using Parent-to-Parent Guide on Restorative Justice in the Chicago Public Schools.

Fri, October 27
9:15 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Resolutions NW’s RJ Young Folks and PPU Parents march together in solidarity against push out. Students will run their own program against push out at Morning Star Church. March will start at Rigler.

Sat, October 28
9:15 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Concordia University Hayden Center
2811 NE Holman Street
Portland, OR 97211
Trust Circle Conversations with guest speakers and panelists

Resolutions Northwest

Wed, October 25th
Maranatha Church
Portland, OR
Our WoA event will be youth led focusing on the youth voice in the community. For more info contact: Robert Blake [email protected]



Education Rights Network

Sat, October 21



Houston Save the Kids

Time & Location TBD
STK will host 40 WoA events in 12 different cities. Some are tabling, showing films, lectures, rallies, protests, walkouts, teach ins, workshops, and more.  For more info contact: Anthony Nocella [email protected]



Tenants and Workers United – Alexandria, VA

Wednesday October 25th
Cora Kelly Kelly Elementary School Cafeteria
3600 Commonwealth Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305
Tenants and Workers United will be hosting a community forum along with the school district – Alexandria City Public School, the Alexandria Branch NAACP and the Advancement Project. This community forum will be the launching of the campaign to expand restorative justice in the middle schools due to high suspension rates among youth of color. Their will be presentations coming from youth, parents, the school district and the Advancement Project.


Advocates for Equity in Schools

Saturday, October 21, 2017
1588 Mountain Rd, Glen Allen, 23060
Youth Teach-In/Community Panel. For more info contact: Kandise Lucas [email protected]
Event Speakers:
Youth Advocate And Virginia Pre-School-To-Prison Pipeline Survivor, Monty Howard, New Kent County
Civil Rights Activist And Legal Eagle, Saad El-Amin
Advocates For Equity In Schools will hold its annual Week Of Action event as we honor “warriors for justice” from all areas of our community; to include students, parents, advocates, elected officials, faith-based leaders, policy analysts, law enforcement, and our legal allies.
We will also host a youth and adult panel, where the community will have unique opportunity to ask our youth their perspectives regarding the impact of school push out and their recommendations for dismantling Virginia’s Pre-School-To-Prison Pipeline. Our families will have the opportunity to share your voice with our media partners as well as social media resources.
*Light refreshments will be served.
See more here:


Prom Bring It / Go High

Date & Location TBD
Music video listening party followed up by a forum. The audience will consist of fellow youth from the area, local government officials, non-profits, schools, local dignitaries. It will be organized by the youth. For more info contact: Jenny High [email protected]

I Vote for Me

Mothers and Others 

Tues, Oct 24
6p 9p
We are organizing multiple community organizations that support youth and family to produce a rally or retreat event.  A county supervisor, city council member and school board members from two jurisdictions are participating in our strategy work.  The focus will be on students but attract parents as well.  Sexuality (LGBTQ) issues and push out will be our focus.  The schools in our focus area (straddling a city/county line) are in a majority minority area of the twojurisdictions with high poverty rates. For more info contact: Roland Winston [email protected]

Strategic Litigation Consultants

Date & Location TBD
Conducting an Education Advocacy Teach-In. For more info contact: Saad El-Amin [email protected]