National Conference Articulates “A Collective Voice for Dignity in Schools”


On June 5 and 6, 150 advocates, organizers, youth, parents and educators from 20 states around the country came together in Chicago for the first ever Dignity In Schools Campaign (DSC) National Conference. There they discussed positive alternatives to zero-tolerance discipline and school pushout. Amongst the core conference organizers and participants were NESRI and its partners Community Asset Development Re-defining Education (CADRE) and Families and Friends of Louisiana Incarcerated Children, (FFLIC) (pictured here).

The goal of the conference was to reframe the national dialogue on school climate and discipline within a human rights framework. The DSC is now working to finalize a National Resolution on Ending School Pushout.

To view a conference photo gallery