Meet the Statewide organizers leading the way for Police-Free Schools, a fight at the forefront of the movement to renvision safety and belonging for Black, Latinx, and Indigenous youth in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Police presence has greatly contributed to the school-to-prison pipeline as schools are often the first place where Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students interact with law enforcement. This critical moment asks us to address systemic racism in schools by funding the organizing led by people most impacted by police brutality and invest long term in the infrastructure needed to support Black and Brown communities across the state.
This webinar will highlight several campaigns led by the statewide coalition, Dignity in Schools California (DSC CA) and the The Black Organizing Project, who recently had a historic win on their campaign to eliminate the Oakland Unified School District Police Department. Learn about DSC CA's Policy Framework for Abolishing Police In Schools which includes abolishing school police and envisioning decriminalized schools for all students.
- Tia Martinez, Executive Director, Forward Change
- Jackie Byers, Executive Director, Black Organizing Project
- Maisie Chin, Executive Director, CADRE & DSC CA Strategy Team Member
- Felicia Jones, Associate Director, COPE
- Alexis Magdaleno, MILPA Lead Prop 47 Specialist, MILPA
This program is open to Co-host members and partners.