Building movements and creating change is no easy task, particularly in an education landscape where grassroots voices are routinely shut out of the decision-making process. So for a bit of inspiration, check out this great video series from the Public Interest Projects' Just and Fair Schools Fund. The short videos profile groups across the country who are making real headway in the fight to end harsh discipline policies and the school-to-prison pipeline. Padres y Jovenes Unidos, featured in Part 1, is a Denver-based OTL ally who in February helped shepherd into law new regulations limiting the role of police in schools.
Part 1: Padres y Jovenes Unidos
Part 2: The Labor/Community Strategy Center in Los Angeles
Part 3: Community Organizing and Family Issues in Chicago