Breaking the school-to-prison pipeline
I am working with the organization Unite for Students on an upcoming event we’re holding with Sheryl Davis and Mo’ MAGIC on August 11. I think it will be something you and District 5 Diary would be interested in covering.
I’ve included the details below and want to give you a brief overview of who we are and what we’re doing.
Unite for Students was founded by graduate students at USF, with the aim of raising awareness about ways to combat the school-to-prison pipeline that is devastating communities of color. We are providing resources and tools for parents to this end, with our main areas of focus centered around college counseling and financial aid, mentoring to help students fulfill A-G requirements, restorative justice, literacy, and PTO/ parental volunteer involvement in schools.
As mentioned, our inaugural event is going to take place on August 11 at Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, and is being held in conjunction with the highly popular Backpack Give Away run by Mo’ MAGIC, which typically attracts over a thousand participants. This year we are running six workshops that will include experts and local community leaders speaking on topics regarding the school-to-prison pipeline in the Bay Area, and how to break it.
Where: Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, 1050 McAllister Street
When: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., August 11
“Ending the Cradle to Prison Pipeline and Mass Incarceration—the New American Jim Crow,” Marian Wright Edelman