National Week of Action on School Pushout October 15-23, 2016
Save the Date!
7th Annual National Week of Action Against School Pushout
October 15-23, 2016
During this year's DSC Week of Action, over 100 organizations in more than 50 cities across the country will hold rallies, marches, forums and workshops to raise awareness to #EndSchoolPushout and to launch and support local campaigns to transform and #RethinkDiscipline. This year's theme is: Lift Us Up! Don't Push Us Out and the week's main hashtag is #DSCWoA2016.
- If you will be organizing an event please share your event information here. If you'd like to host, organize or participate in a Week of Action event, please contact DSC Field Organizer Fernando Martinez at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can see photos from last year's actions around the country on our Tumblr page!
National Event- More Details Coming Soon!
On October 18, 2016 DSC members and allies will convene in Pittsburgh, PA for a national event where we will be joined by legislators, parents, and students including musical performances.
Our National Week of Action Demands
This year DSC members and allies will call on the federal government, states, districts and schools to:
- Shift funding from school police to counselors, peace builders and positive discipline.
- Fund and use transformative and restorative justice, mediation and positive interventions.
- Stop arresting and pushing out students of color, LGBTQ youth, students that are homeless, and students with disabilities at higher rates. (Black students are pushed out at the highest rates nationally.)
- Make sure states and districts focus on school climate under the new federal law - the Every Student Succeeds Act.
- End paddling and physical punishment in all schools.
Get Involved and Follow Us on Social Media!
- Learn how to become a member of DSC today!
- Like Us on Facebook!
- Follow Us on Twitter! Join the Conversation: #DSCWoA2016 #EndSchoolPushout #RethinkDiscipline
- You can download our 2016 English Week of Action Postcard here, Poster here, Social Media Avatar here, Facebook Banner here + Website Banner here (*Find larger English and Spanish high res files here)
- You can download our 2016 Spanish Week of Action Postcard here + Poster here
- Use our Week of Action Media Organizing Packet to help plan local events (Coming soon)
- If you will be organizing an event please share your event information here.
Click here to see the list of Week of Action events by state! (Coming soon)
Check out our 2015 Week of Action Highlights Video!
For more information:
• If you'd like to host, organize or participate in a future Week of Action event, please contact DSC Field Organizer Fernando Martinez at - email@example.com
• For general questions about the National Week of Action or the Dignity in Schools Campaign please contact DSC Communications Coordinator Nancy Trevino at - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please bookmark this page, there is more information coming soon!
See events and photos from our 2015 Week of Action
See photos from events that happened in 2014