Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Workshop Information
Event Date: 
Wed, 06/23/2010 - 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Event Location: 
Cobo Hall: M3-31
Full Description: 

Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline

This workshop is intended to assist participants in addressing the school-to-prison pipeline in their respective community. First, there will be an overview of the issue, its causes, and its impact. Then, we will examine several case studies of resistance, involving an interactive discussion around actual examples of local and state organizing campaigns, and the lessons learned from them.

The facilitators will provide an overview of opportunities to address the school-to-prison pipeline at the local, state, and federal levels, and will highlight tools and resources available to support participants’ organizing efforts. In small groups, participants will develop policy agendas and strategies for addressing the issue in their communities. There will then be a discussion period, with the goal being that participants leave the session with concrete, realistic action plans for dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline.

Organizer Name: 
marco@padres
Organizer Email: 
marco@padresunidos.org
First Sponsoring Organization Name: 
Padres & Jovenes Unidos
Language(s): 
English
Tracks: 
Strategies for Building Power & Ensuring Community Needs (housing, education, jobs, clean air…)
Endless War: militarization, criminalization and human rights
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