Members of PA’s Education Action Team are co-hosting a School-to-Prison Pipeline Town Hall with the Youth Justice Project (YJP) of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice on Wednesday, February 24, 6:00 - 8:00pm.
During the 2018-19 school year, Black students accounted for only 44% of enrollment in Durham Public Schools (DPS) but are represented in over 76.4% of short-term suspensions and 86% of all school-related entries into the criminal justice system.
Join us for an event discussing solutions to end the systems of policies and practices that push students of color out of Durham schools and into the criminal legal system.
This event will be moderated by YJP students who will pose questions to a diverse panel that includes:
- AJ Williams, Community Organizer of Durham Beyond Policing
- Dr. Ronda Taylor Bullock, Executive Director of we are
- Alexandra Valladares, member of Durham County Board of Education
- Turquoise LeJeune Parker, DPS elementary school teacher and Vice President of the Durham Association of Educators
- Crystal Rogers, parent of a DPS middle school student and PTA member