Investing in Safe, Supportive and Police-Free Schools

Tuesday May 7, 2019 –

Black and Brown students are demanding that their school districts end the school-to-prison pipeline and invest in solutions that create a true sense of safety, dignity and opportunity for learning. They are advocating for schools that are sufficiently resourced, affirming of their identities, provide culturally responsive social and emotional learning, and offer mental health supports to students who need them. Students are also calling on school officials to decriminalize their learning environments from racially unjust policies and practices — including the removal of police from our schools.

Our speakers include:

  • Brittany Brathwaite, Organizing and Innovation Manager, Girls for Gender Equity
  • Tyler Whittenberg, Deputy Director, Advancement Project’s Ending the Schoolhouse-to-Jailhouse Track
  • Marianna Islam (moderator), Director of Programs & Advocacy, Schott Foundation for Public Education