National Week of Action on School Pushout

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Join our 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 40 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
 

 

Host a Local Event in Your Community

  • If you will be organizing an event please share your event information here so that we can add it to our website.
  • You can see the current list of Week of Action events here by state!
  • If you would like to learn more about how to host an event, please contact DSC Field Organizer Fernando Martinez at fernando@dignityinschools.org.

You can see photos from last year's actions around the country on our Tumblr page!
 

National Event- Oct 20th in Pittsburgh, PA

On October 20, 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 by Jasiri X!

The event, Lift Us Up! Take Action to End the School to Prison Pipeline, will take place on Thursday, October 20th from 5:45 PM - 8 PM. You can RSVP to attend in person in Pittsburgh, or watch the event on line via live stream!  This event is co-hosted by Education Rights Network, One Pittsburgh and the Dignity in Schools Campaign, and supported by the Edward W. Hazen Foundation.
 


Our National Week of Action Demands

This year DSC members and allies will call on the federal government, states, districts and schools to:

  1. Shift funding from school police to counselors, peace builders and positive discipline.
     
  2. Fund and use transformative and restorative justice, mediation and positive interventions. 
     
  3. 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.)
     
  4. Make sure states and districts focus on school climate under the new federal law - the Every Student Succeeds Act. 
     
  5. 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 Materials
    • Week of Action Postcard here and 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 Media Organizing Packet to help plan local events and promote the Week of Action on social media.
     
  • If you will be organizing an event please share your event information here


  List of 2016 local Week of Action events! 

     California     Colorado    District of Columbia    Florida     Georgia   Illinois    Louisiana

 Massachusetts    Michigan    Minnesota    Mississippi     Missouri     New Jersey     New Mexico

New York    North Carolina    Ohio    Oregon    Pennsylvania    Utah     Virginia     

 

California

Los Angeles

Mon, October 17 to Fri, October 21 - Classroom Oberservations
Community Asset Development Re-defining Education (CADRE)
During school hours, CADRE parents will visit various South Los Angeles schools to observe school climate discipline practices in classrooms.

Monterey

Wed, October 19 - Learn About Pushout and the School-to-Prison Pipeline
California State University Monterey Bay's (CSUMB) Dignity in Schools Chapter
6:00pm - 7:30pm
CSUMB Student Center
Play the Game of K-12 Life, an interactive game that highlights the inequities faced by students; learn about the recent victories to end school pushout across the U.S.

Fri, October 21 - Real Stories on School Pushout at East Village Café
CSUMB Dignity in Schools Chapter
5:00pm - 6:30pm
498 Washington St, Monterey, CA 93940
Hear true stories from people in our community who have faced pushout. Support your local community and learn more about pushout.

Sat, October 22 - Strategies to Lift Up Youth and End the School-to-Prison Pipeline
CSUMB Dignity in Schools Chapter
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Monterey Peace and Justice Center
1364 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955
Join Dr. Shannon Snapp to learn more about the process of school pushout and the school-to-prison pipeline and what we can do to stop it. Learn more about the factors that perpetuate pushout and strategies to prevent it in our community.
Please contact ssnapp@csumb.edu for any questions about these events.

Oakland

Sat, October 15 - Community Town Hall
DSC Bay-Area Chapter
12:00pm
Community Townhall and discussion with school staff and families from around the bay area.




Colorado

Denver

Mon, October 17 - Report Release on Justice Reinvestment
Make the Road New York, Padres y Jovenes Unidos and Communities United
Please read and share a new report - The $3.4 Trillion Mistake: The Cost of Mass Incarceration and Criminalization, and How Justice Reinvestment Can Build a Better Future for Us All.
http://www.reinvest4justice.org/report/


Thurs, October 20 - Haunted by Racism in Our Schools
Padres & Jóvenes Unidos
3:30pm - 7:00pm MDT
Denver Public Schools
1860 Lincoln St., Denver, Colorado 80203
Join us for a Halloween Rally to raise awareness about the School-to-Prison Pipeline and present our demands for School Food Equity at the DPS Board Meeting. Healthy minds and bodies are the foundation for learning, and ALL of our children deserve to be encouraged in school and provided access to quality meals and clean water. Wear your best costume!


Durango

Thurs, October 20 - Counselors Not Cops Protest    
Durango Save the Kids    
3:00pm - 4:30pm MT
Counselors Not Cops Protest in Front of Durango High School
https://www.facebook.com/events/143857232743760/




District of Columbia

Washington, DC


Tues, October 18 - Community Forum on How to End School PushOut
Advocates for Justice and Education, Inc.
4:00pm - 6:00pm    
Kingsman Academy Public Charter School    
A community forum on how restorative justice is being used district-wide to address harm and restore relationships both in the school building and beyond.



Florida


Miami

Thurs, October 20 - Community Forum
Power U Center for Social Change and Soul Sisters Leadership Collective will join a Forum for Black Lives Event
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Miami Dade College - North Campus
11380 NW 27th Ave, Miami, Florida 33167
This forum will provide a space for community to air their concerns and demands for change leading up to the County Mayoral election and the race for School Board District 1.
https://www.facebook.com/events/153026231822821




Georgia

Lawrenceville

Mon, October 17 - March and Rally
Gwinnett SToPP (Gwinnett Parent Coalition to Dismantle the School to Prison Pipeline)
5:00pm -7:00pm
Gwinnett Historic Courthouse
185 W Crogan St, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046
Come take action at the march and rally on education. Raise your voice and get informed about school suspensions, the no mercy Rule 12, arrests at school (students AND parents), Opportunity School District (school and local tax takeover) and the need for fairness, justice and equity in public education.
We will march from the home of the original separate and unequal education in Gwinnett, Hooper Renwick, to the Square to raise our voices. Free t-shirts to first 50 people!
Find more event details on Facebook.



Illinois

Chicago

Mon, October 17 - Know Your Rights Workshop
Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law, Inc., SUFEO Chicago, Umoja and Albany Park Theater Project
6:00pm - 8:00pm    
Ellen Gates Starr High School
3640 W. Wolfram St., Chicago, IL 60618    
On September 15, 2016, Illinois bill SB100 went into law, impacting how public schools discipline their students statewide. Students from around the Chicago area worked tirelessly to ensure that schools amend disciplinary policies that disproportionately impact Black and Latinx youth. Come learn what your rights are as students and learn how we can all support young people in our schools.
Presented by the Transforming School Discipline Collaborative (http://www.transformschooldiscipline.org/). 
https://www.facebook.com/events/511563949048503/


Tues, October 18 - Teach-In
Advance Youth Leadership Power
4:00pm-6:00pm
3151 W Douglas Blvd, Chicago, IL 60623    
A teach in on how students with disabilities enter into the school to prison pipeline in the North Lawndale community.

Sat, October 22 - Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Us Out Teach-in
COFI/POWER-PAC and Woman of God’s Design
2:00pm - 4:30pm
(Refreshments from 1:30pm - 2:00 pm)
Church on the Block
500 N. Laramie, Chicago, IL 60644
A teach in on implementation of Senate Bill 100, which limits and provides alternatives to exclusionary discipline, will include action planning section to spread awareness of the law and support its implementation across the State.




Louisiana

New Orleans

Sat, October 15 - Youth Rally
Black Man Rising/Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children (FFLIC)
11:00am
Crescent City Church
10121 Old Gentilly Road

Thurs, October 20 - School Board Candidates Forum
Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children (FFLIC)  and Community Education Project of New Orleans (CEPNO)
6:00pm - 8:00pm cst    
FFLIC and CEPNO youth and parent leaders will hold an Orleans Parish School Board Candidates form to hear from Board hopefuls how they can help end the school to prison pipeline.    
https://www.facebook.com/FFLICLA/




Massachusetts

Boston

Wed, October 19th - Annual Listening Project
Youth Organizers United for the Now Generation (YOUNG), Youth on Board/Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC) and Boston Youth Organizing Project (BYOP)
3:00pm - 6:00pm
YOUNG will be going to train stations across the city of Boston to meet young people after school and hear their school discipline stories, and to demonstrate how students can use the Boston students right app to fight for their rights in order to end the school to prison pipeline.



Michigan


Lansing

Tues, October 18 - Rethink Discipline Advocacy Day
Student Advocacy Center of Michigan and Youth Action Michigan
9:30am
The Capitol, Lansing, MI
SAC and YAM will be urging senators to vote on a Rethink Discipline package of bills. HB 5618-21 and 5693-5695. We'll be distributing information about why these bills are so important.



Minnesota


Minneapolis

Fri, October 21 - Solutions Not Suspensions Tabling and Workshop
Solutions Not Suspensions Coalition     
8:00am – 5:30pm    

Twin Cities Social Justice Education Fair
Patrick Henry High School
4320 Newton Ave N., Minneapolis, MN 55412
Solutions Not Suspensions will be tabling and hosting a workshop to empower our student activists by equipping them with knowledge of their rights.
Register to attend and find more information at https://tcedfair.org/

St. Paul

Tues, October 18 - School to Prison Pipeline Community Performance
Solutions Not Suspensions Coalition     
5:00pm – 6:30pm    
High School for Recording Arts
1166 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55104
High School for Recording Arts (HSRA) students will bring direct attention on the need to replace overly harsh and punitive discipline policies and practices in the public school system, and replace them with restorative justice practices. Students will perform original spoken word, songs and choreography to express their experiences with school pushout.    
https://www.facebook.com/events/349682472035352/            

Thurs, October 20 - Week of Action Candidate Forum
Solutions Not Suspensions Coalition     
5:30pm – 8:00pm    
High School for Recording Arts
1166 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55104
Representative Rena Moran, Senator Pappas and their opponents will debate issues presented by HSRA staff and students. Among these, the need to address the issue of school discipline and pushout. Open to the public.    
https://www.facebook.com/events/349682472035352/            

Thurs-Fri, October 20-21 - Educators 4 Excellence Table at MEA Conference
Solutions Not Suspensions Coalition
8:30am – 3:20pm
Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102
Solutions Not Suspensions Coalition member Educators 4 Excellence is hosting a table at the MEA Conference to collect signatures and post cards in support of the Student Inclusion and Engagement Act. Students will be there to talk to teachers about why this bill matters during the National Week of Action.    
http://www.educationminnesota.org/events/mea/2015-MEA-details   



Mississippi

Duck Hill

Sat, October 15 - Teach-In
Action Communication and Education Reform
10:00am    
610 Head Start Street, Duck Hill    
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.

Durant

Sun, October 23 - Teach-In
Nollie Jenkins Family Center
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.

Greenville

Sat, October 15 - Homecoming Event

Citizens for a Better Greenville held an event during homecoming in response to a video showing a Greenville High School employee dragging a student by her hair.


Grenada

Sat, October 15 - A Conversation With Our Elders
Activists With A Purpose
11:00am - 3:00pm
This event will feature a round table discussion designed to examine racial and education inequality and the continuing legacy of racism by using the Civil Rights history of the history of desegregation of schools in Grenada, Mississippi in 1966. Food, Free Tee-shirts, shared learning, and music will highlight this activity.

Sunflower County

Sat-Sun, October 15-23 - Community Events
Sunflower County Parents and Students Organization will hold events throughout the week, including community meetings, marching and chanting, speaking with community leaders and interviewing officials from the school district.

Tunica

Sun, October 16 - Community Forum
Tunica Teens In Action, Inc.        
4:00 p.m.    
1165 Abbay Drive, Tunica, MS 38676    
Tunica Teens In Action will conduct a county wide community forum to raise awareness about the DSC week of action.


Winona

Sat, October 22 - Teach-in
Action Communication and Education Reform
10:00am    
213 Justy Street, Winona
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.




Missouri

St. Louis

Sun, October 16 - Schoolhouse to Jailhouse March
Missouri GSA Network
11:00am - 11:30am in CDT
Vashon High School
3035 Cass Ave, St. Louis 63106
Join the youth leadership council as we march from schoolhouse to jailhouse to show the too often trip traveled by many young people in the St Louis area.
We will be leaving from Vashon High School at 11:00am, Arriving at the St Louis PD on Olive around 11:30am.
https://www.facebook.com/events/179321735805560/

Wed, October 19 - No Change in Chains
Missouri GSA Network    
8:00am - 4:00pm in CDT    
GSA Network's Youth Leadership Council are organizing to show the chains that happen to many students effected by school push out and the school to prison pipeline.     
https://www.facebook.com/events/1844925195741204/

Sat, October 22 - Screenprint for Solutions to School Pushout    
Missouri GSA Network    
4:00pm - 6:00pm in CDT    
We will be screen printing messages pushing back against school push out. We will bring white shirts tye dyed. If you want to bring your own stuff feel free to bring it along.     
https://www.facebook.com/events/665476156942774/



New Jersey

Jersey City

Thurs, October 20 - Resolutions & Restoration in School Discipline
Statewide Education Organizing Committee (SEOC)
6:00pm
Mary McLeod Bethune Center
140 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305
A community meeting highlighting issues in school discipline in Jersey City


Patterson

Sat, October 22 - Community Forum
Paterson Education Organizing Council & Paterson Education Fund
11:00am - 2:00pm
John F. Kennedy Complex, Paterson, NJ
Keynote Speaker on Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) followed by panel discussion, then Q & A. Focus will be on how the New Jersety State Plan for ESSA can ensure that School Climate and Safety is one of the indicators for measuring school quality and student success.  



New Mexico

Albuquerque

Sat, October 22 - Rally to Stop Police Brutality & No Cops in Schools
Dirty Hands Collective and Save the Kids
1:00pm - 3:00pm in MDT
Albuquerque Convention Center
401 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
The rally will start at the Albuquerque Convention Center and march to the police station. October 22 is the National Day Against Police Brutality where cities all over the world are organizing events to end police brutality.




New York

Buffalo

Sat, October 22 - Don't Push Us Out!
Buffalo Save the Kids    
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Burning Books, 420 Connecticut St, Buffalo, New York 14213
October 2016 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party, and falls during the week dedicated to ending the systematic push out of school aged children who are of color, poor, disabled or any combination of all three. Join us for food, fun and education on real grassroots work to uplift Buffalo's children today, that you can join and support to make real, lasting change!    
https://www.facebook.com/events/1772228393051905/


New York City


Mon, October 17 - Report Release on Justice Reinvestment
Make the Road New York, Padres y Jovenes Unidos and Communities United
Please read and share a new report - The $3.4 Trillion Mistake: The Cost of Mass Incarceration and Criminalization, and How Justice Reinvestment Can Build a Better Future for Us All.
http://www.reinvest4justice.org/report/


Wed, October 19 - Testimony at City Council Hearing
Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM)
1:00pm - 4:00pm
New York City Hall
DRUM youth members will testify at New York City Council Hearing on Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination in NYC Schools.


Thurs, October 20 - Brains in Chains, Ready for Change?
Dignity in Schools Campaign-New York
5:00pm - 8:30pm
Humanities Preparatory Academy
351 W 18th St, New York, NY
Join us for a celebration of our liberation, with an evening of workshops, performances, testimony from activists, and music to call for the end to the school-to-prison-pipeline and more restorative practices in our community! You can RSVP here.

Sat, October 22 - The Schools Girls Deserve
Girls for Gender Equity
2:00pm-5:00pm
156 5th Ave, Suite 303, Manhattan
Find out what kind of school cis and trans girls of color in New York City want and need! Join Girls for Gender Equity to learn about how over 100 NYC young women of color experience school pushout and their vision for the school they deserve. At this event, you'll walk through two different school models: one that represents a push out school and one that represents the school that girls deserve, hear from the young women who created these visions and learn more about Girls for Gender Equity's plan to turn these visions into an accessible policy book. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided. For more information contact Khadija at organize@ggenyc.org or visit the facebook event page.

Rochester

Sat, October 22 - Community Task Force Retreat
Alliance for Quality Education, Citizen Action of New York, Community Task Force
10:00am - 4:00pm
School Without Walls, 480 Broadway, Rochester, NY
The Community Task Force is a network of community leaders committed to improving the climate of RCSD schools that have helped secure a new code of conduct, anti-racism professional development and other school climate initiatives.  If you would like to participate in creating positive school climate in our schools, please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1214724078549797/

 

Syracuse

Thurs, October 20 - Say NO to Solitary Confinement of Youth    
Center for Community Alternatives
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Onondaga County Justice Center
555 S. State Street, Syracuse, NY
16- and 17-year olds in Syracuse are routinely subjected to abusive solitary confinement conditions and denied education. Tell the Sheriff and "Justice Center" this MUST END NOW!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1763315133918192/




Nevada

Las Vegas

Sat, October 22 - Community Forum
H.E.R.O.S
12:00pm    
5412 Boulder Highway, Las Vegas, NV
Check back for more details




North Carolina

Cary

Tues, October 18 - Press Conference at Wake County School Board
Youth Organizing Institute
2:30pm
5625 Dillard Drive County, Cary NC 27518

Chapel Hill

October 17- 21 - High School Workshops and Community Events
Blue Ribbon Youth Leadership Institute / CORe
Various locations (to be announced)

Raleigh

Sat, October 22 - 4th Annual Youth Lead March
Youth Organizing Institute
1:30pm
March from Washington Elementary to Central Prison
1000 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Sat, October 22 - Candidate Forum
Education Justice Alliance
2:00pm - 5:00pm
As-Salaam Islamic Center
1214 E Lenoir Street, Raleigh NC
Interpretation to Spanish and free Snacks will be offered.



Ohio

Dayton

Sat, October 22 - 2016 Ohio School Discipline Report Card Release
Racial Justice NOW!, West Dayton Youth Task Force and Ohio Coalition to Eliminate the School to Prison Pipeline
9:30am - 12:30pm
Northwest Branch Library - Dayton Metro Library
2410 Philadelphia Dr, Dayton, Ohio 45406
Please join Racial Justice NOW! as we release our bi-annual Statewide School Discipline Report Card and launch our Statewide regional trainings with stops in Akron, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo, and Zanesville. We will discuss the impact of the school to prison pipeline and racial disparites on Black students in particular. We will also walk through the methodology of the report card and train parents and other community members on how to use it to organize for policy changes in their local education agencies or school districts.
Find more event details on Facebook.

Sat, October 22 - Fighting Back to Keep 10,00o Youth Summer Jobs!
West Dayton Youth Task Force
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Body of Christ Deliverance Church
2345 Catalpa Dr, Dayton, OH 45406
Youth Works summer employment program has been cancelled! help us fight back! We will be taking 70 youth from Dayton to the Statehouse in Columbus this November. We are forming a West Dayton Youth Council for Self-Determination. Come learn what you can do to save our summer youth program! Food will be provided.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1128779847159501/

Wed, October 26 - Meet the Candidates for Juvenile Court Judge
West Dayton Youth Task Force
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Westwood Elementary School
2805 Oakridge Dr, Dayton, Ohio 45417
Join us for a meet the candidates night with Judge Anthony Capizi and Attorney C. Ralph Wilcoxson II. They are both candidates for Montgomery County Juvenile Court Judge.
https://www.facebook.com/events/325004681190707/

Thurs, October 27 - Conference Call on Culturally Responsive Learning
West Dayton Youth Taskforce
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Conference number: 605-477-2100, 194173#
Sharing Principles to Build a Culturally Responsive Learning Community
We will be introducing our campaign to promote culturally relevant curriculum and culturally responsive schools, and explain how this connects to the schol to prison pipeline.
https://www.facebook.com/events/675906095912187/


 


Oregon

Portland

Sat, October 15 - Million Father March
Portland Parent Union will join the Million Father March
12:00 noon – 4:00pm
King Elementary to Jefferson High Saturday
One Million Fathers Asked to Lead the Nation Back to School
Click here for more information

Wed, October 19 - March and Youth Speak Out
Resolutions Northwest
5:30pm - 8:00pm
March - Starts at 5:30pm from King School to Maranatha Church
Dinner, Youth Panel and Performances - Starts at 6pm at Maranatha Church
4222 NE 12th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97211

https://www.facebook.com/events/1981082258785259/

Fri, October 21 - Press Conference
Portland Parent Union
Week of Action Releasing the Report Card and Counselors Not Cops Campaign


Sat, October 22 - Lift Us Up Don't Push Us Out Conference
Portland Parent Union
10:00am - 4:00pm
Concordia University Student Building
Click here for the conference schedule.

Tues, October 25 - School Board Meeting
Portland Parent Union (PPU)
6:00pm
PPU will launch the report card at the Portland Public Schools School Board Meeting on the Tuesday after the Week of Action.




Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh

Mon, October 17 - Public Hearing: Lift Us UP! Don't Push Us Out!
Education Rights Network and One Pittsburgh
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Pittsburgh Public Schools Administrative Offices
341 S Bellefield Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
Let Pittsburgh Public Schools know that you support the right of students to be in school! Come raise your voice -- we need Solutions, Not Suspensions! Find more details on the Facebook event page.

Thurs, October 20 - National Event!

Education Rights Network, One Pittsburgh and Dignity in Schools Campaign
5:00pm-8:00pm - stay tuned for link to live stream!
Lift Us Up! Take Action to End the School to Prison Pipeline
Jeron X Grayson Community Center
1852 Enoch St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Join youth, parents, local, state and federal policy makers to discuss solutions to end the school-to-prison pipeline. The event will include musical performances by Jasiri X, testimony from DSC members from Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania and special guests State Representative Ed Gainey, Dr. Anthony Hamlet Superintendent Pittsburgh Public Schools, Thena Robinson Mock of the Education Law Center, and Tiffany Sizemore-Thompson of Duquesne University School of Law. DSC
Find more event details on Facebook.


 

Utah

Salt Lake City

The following events are organized by the Salt Lake Peer Court, ACLU of Utah, Social Justice Student Initiative, Racially Just Utah, Disability Law Center, and SpyHop, Youth Media Matters:

Thurs, October 20 - School-to-prison Pipeline Panel Discussion
12:00pm – 1:00pm MST
S.J. Quinney College of Law
383 University St. E, Salt Lake City, UT 84112    
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Check the event page for more details.

Wed, October 26 - Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Us Out
6:00pm – 8:00pm MST
Law and Justice Center
645 S 200 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
“Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Us Out SLC" will include an art showcase for youth artists. Submit your visual, written and/or spoken word piece by 10/21/16. For more information download this flyer.


 

Virginia

Colonial Beach

Wed, October 21 - Public Education is Your Right!
I Vote for Me
5:00pm - 6:30pm
3208 Grants Hill Church Rd
Know your rights training on special education and raising awareness of Week of Action National Demands!

Henrico

Sat, October 22 - Dismantling Virginia's Pre-School To Prison Pipeline Town Hall  
Advocates For Equity In Schools    
4:00pm-5:30pm
Fairfield Library
1001 N Laburnum Ave, Henrico 23223
Has your student been harshly discipline and/or suspended for minor behaviors? Join Us to be educated and empowered on how to protect your student and yourself from being pushed-out of Virginia schools!
Our panel will consist of students, parents, advocates, and others that have been pushed-out of Virginia's school systems due to harsh and unfair discipline practices. Visit the Facebook event page here.

Richmond

Sat, October 15 - Know Your Rights Workshops   
Prom Bring It / Go High
12:00pm - 3:00pm    
Don't Let Your Child be Pushed Out of School - Know Your Rights!
Broad Rock Sport Complex Richmond, Virginia 23224    
Come to empowerment sessions for parents, students, educators, organizers, politicians, community leaders and all who want information about our organization and how to protect yourselves, and your students from being pushed out from Virginia schools! Come to our tent every 30 minutes we will have educational sessions in Spanish and English. Visit the Facebook event page here.

Fri, October 19 - Public Education is Your Right!
I Vote for Me
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club 3701 R Street
Know your rights training on special education and raising awareness of Week of Action National Demands!

Fri, October 21 - Panel and Gallery Show    
Mothers and Others of Virginia
6:00pm - 8:00pm    
Art 180, 114 E Marshall St
Exhibition of Art by incarcerated Teens and Panel on Push Out    
https://www.facebook.com/events/537222506470890/




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 - fernando@dignityinschools.org

 

• For general questions about the National Week of Action or the Dignity in Schools Campaign please contact DSC Communications Coordinator Nancy Trevino at - nancy@dignityinschools.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