This week, events are being organized around the country to stop the school-to-prison pipeline. This year’s theme is: “Invest in Public Education, Not Prison Cultivation.” Students in Education, Leadership, and Policy encourage anyone and everyone involved in education in Utah to get informed and get involved. There are two easy ways to become involved in both the national and local discussions of this important topic:
The Week of Action NATIONAL EVENT will be held on October 6th at 12 pm EDT and will be hosted and live streamed by Dignity in Schools (http://www.dignityinschools.org/our-work/week-of-action) in partnership with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans.
The Week of Action LOCAL EVENT will be held on October 7th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm MDT at the Law and Justice Center at 645 South 200 East, Salt Lake City. This free event is hosted by Salt Lake Peer Court, Racially Just Utah, and the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. Other collaborators include Spy Hop and Planned Parenthood of Utah. See http://saltlakepeercourt.org/schoolpushout/ for more information.
We hope you will join us in raising awareness and taking action to stop school pushout and reverse the school-to-prison pipeline!