Unchain our Children: Youth Organized Protest Against the School To Prison Pipeline

Check out this youth-organized protest next week in Saint Paul!

12:30 pm to 2:30pm
February 26, 2014
Central High School (In the Front)
Lexington Parkway North and Marshall Ave
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
https://www.facebook.com/events/206337549560014/217175661809536/

NAACP St. Paul Youth and Collegiate Branch is organizing a protest against the school to prison pipeline at Central High School on February 26th.

This is a protest that is going to be connected to a workshop project that students are going to run at Central High School where representatives will come in and teach teachers and students about the dangers and problems with the school to prison pipeline.

In the spirit of Black History Month join us during our protest to fight against injustices against students of color within the Twin Cities.
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OUR REQUESTS FOR SCHOOLS

1) Moratorium on suspension, administrative transferring, expulsions, and arrests. Restorative/transformative justice is then implemented in place of traditional disciplinary action.

2) Get rid of School Resource Officers (SRO) and hire more conflict resolution counselors and mediators.

3) Annual release of data on the number of suspensions, expulsions, arrests, and administrative transferring with race and gender breakdown.

4) School to prison pipeline workshops placed into the criteria of annual the Minnesota Education Association training. Cultural Relevant Social Justice Teaching for staff, teachers and administrators.

5) Less infringement on self expression and stigmatization of urban youth culture (stop banning sagging, dreadlocks/fros, and hip hop culture).
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MC of the Event: TBA

SPEAKERS AT THE EVENT

Reverend Charles Gill
Pilgrim Baptist Church
President of Black Ministerial Alliance
ISAIAH Clergy

Nekima Levy-Pounds, J.D.
Professor, University of St. Thomas Law School

Dr. Anthony J. Nocella II
Senior Fellow, Hamline University Law School

Marcus Harcus
Education Organizer at Neighborhoods Organizing for Change

Nathaniel Khaliq
Former Chair of NAACP St. Paul Chapter
City Council member in Ward 1

Artika Tyrner
Professor, Director of Diversity at University of Saint Thomas School of Law
Studied Ed.S., Ed.D. at University of St. Thomas
Children’s Defense Fund
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PERFORMERS

Anika Bowie
Graduate of Central High School and student at current Hamline Universirty

Dem Atlas
Rhymesayers Entertainment

Lioness
Unsigned Talent

Matt Carlyon
Unsigned Talent

Shay L Glorius Martin
Pack Material, LLC
Rock Hard Production Family

and more to come …
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MEDIA CONTACT

NAACP St. Paul Youth & Collegiate Branch
Dua Saleh
612-703-6475
dsaleh001@gmail.com

Students for Racial Justice at Augsburg College
Duina Hernandez
hernand4@augsburg.edu

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Lead Marshall: Mysnikol Miller

Marshalls (5): Cara Kemnitz, Reies Romero, Sol Ras,

First Aid: Aisha Mohamed

Police Liaison:

Vibe Watchers:

Action Captain:

Legal Observers: Nekima Levy Pounds, J.D. and Jeff Martin

Photographer:

Videographer:

Moderator: Save The Kids, NOC

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HOST

NAACP St. Paul Youth and Collegiate Branch

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CO-SPONSORS

Twin Cities Save The Kids (STK)
www.savethekidsgroup.org

Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC)
www.mnnoc.org

Brotherhood Inc.
http://brotherhoodmn.org/

MPIRG Augsburg; MPIRG Macalester
http://www.mpirg.org/students/augsburg.html
http://www.mpirg.org/students/macalester.html

Students for Racial Justice Augsburg
srj.augsburg@gmail.com

The Pan Afrikan Student Union Augsburg
www.augsburg.edu/pan-afrikan/pasu.html

NAACP St. Paul Chapter
http://www.naacp-stpaul.org/

Institute for Critical Animal Studies
www.criticalanimalstudies.org

Occupy Homes MN
https://www.facebook.com/OccupyHomesMN

Absolutely Solidarity

Outdoor Empowerment

Academy for Peace Education

Jane Rhode
Dean for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
Macalester College

Juliana Hu Pegues
Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow
Macalester College professor of Schools-to-Prison Pipeline class Department of American Studies

Arissa Media Group
independent social justice press
www.arissamediagroup.org

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Also Save the Kids people please wear your shirts or Dignity in Schools shirts.

Media will be there and a photo from this event will be the cover of the book “From Education to Incarceration: Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline,” which Dr. Anthony Nocella is co-editing.
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