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CCJFG | Police-Free Schools: Dignity in Schools Campaign, California Statewide Movement Building and a Framework for Abolition and Transformation

When: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020
11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
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Meet the Statewide organizers leading the way for Police-Free Schools. This central fight is at the forefront of movement building as the nation is called to center the lives of Black and Brown youth and people in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Dignity in Schools California (DSC CA) is a coalition of groups from across the State reflective of the pushout and concentration of the most impacted families and the disparities that follow them. These groups lead a movement to reenvision safety and belonging for Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students in schools with the understanding that police presence in these institutions has contributed significantly to the School to Prison Pipeline.

This webinar will highlight several campaigns led by DSC CA coalition members, including The Black Organizing Project, who recently had a historic win on their campaign to eliminate the Oakland Unified School District Police Department. They are the first in the nation to win such a victory. Learn about DSC CA's Policy Framework for Abolishing Police In Schools, which includes Abolishing school police and Envisioning decriminalized schools for all students. Addressing policing in schools allows us to preempt the issue of criminalizing Black and Brown people of color upstream. We are at a critical juncture that is asking to address the systemic racism in schools by funding the organizing led by people most impacted by police brutality and investing long term in organizing infrastructure to support the needs Black & Brown communities across the State.

 

 

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No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG, NCG, and SDG members

Registration
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If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

 

 

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