Here is a collection of videos from around the country created for the 2nd Annual DSC Week of Action, which took place on the week of October 1st – 8th, 2011
DSC Week of Action 2011: Push Back for Dignity and Fairness
Dignity in Schools National Week of Action: October 1-8, 2011
Throughout the week of October 1-8, 2011, thousands of parents, youth, and educators will participate in student-led actions and events in 27 cities to expose the school pushout crisis in our nation and advocate for the human right of every young person to a quality education and to be treated with dignity. The events and actions will include street theater, public forums, rallies, restorative justice trainings, and more.
Pushout Is a Dissatisfaction
Lexington, MS @ J.J. McClain High School and Middle School
Week of Action on School Pushout 2011
Testimonies and a call-to-action from students, parents and advocates from around the country to end school pushout.
Week of Action 2011: DSC-NY Rally at City Hall
On October 4, 2011 members of the Dignity in Schools Campaign-New York gathered at City Hall Park to demand an end to the harsh and discriminatory discipline practices and lock-down conditions in many of the city’s public schools. Over 100 students, parents, teachers and community members shared their demands for the Department of Education to reduce high suspension rates and implement alternative policies that focus on resolving conflict in positive ways. Students then marched to NYPD headquarters at One Police Plaza to deliver their demand that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly stop the over-policing of our schools and put an end to student arrests for school discipline matters.
Oct. 4, 2011: Community Roundtable Education Forum – McComb, MS
As part of the 2011 DSC National Week of Action on School Pushout, the MS Coalition for the Prevention of Schoolhouse to Jailhouse and the McComb Youth Council NAACP hosted a community round table educational forum for parents, students and community leaders on Tuesday, October 4 in McComb, Mississippi. The forum included a question and answer session and the development of a plan of action for continued dialogue.
DSC National Week of Action 2011 – Grenada, MS
National Week of Action on School Pushout 2011: Grenada, MS – Activists With A Purpose.
Push Back Against School Pushout: Highlights from the Week of Action 2011
Throughout the week of October 1-8, 2011, thousands of parents, youth, and educators took part in student-led actions and events in 28 cities to expose the school pushout crisis in our nation and advocate for the human right of every young person to a quality education and to be treated with dignity. The events and actions included street theater, public forums, rallies, restorative justice trainings, and more.
The Dignity in Schools Campaign’s National Week of Action brought together organizations and individuals from 14 states and Washington, D.C. to call for an end to zero tolerance policies, for the implementation of positive approaches to discipline, like restorative justice practices and positive behavior supports instead of relying solely on suspensions and expulsions, and for the passage of federal legislation that promotes positive school climates.
For more information, please visit http://www.dignityinschools.org/.