Today, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights will be holding the first ever Congressional hearing on the school-to-prison pipeline! Equally exciting: OTL allies from the Dignity in Schools Campaign and Advancement Project will be testifying at the hearing! You can watch a recap of the hearing here. And join the conversation on Twitter with #school2prison and #SolutionsNotSuspensions!
Speaking at the event is Edward Ward, a youth organizer with the DSC affiliate organization Blocks Together (a right above).
And from the Advancement Project is Co-Director Judith Browne Dianis (at left above).
The public hearing will be broadcast live online starting at 2 PM Eastern. Watch here.
And check out this new state policy guide from the OTL Campaign that gives organizers and policymakers recommendations for ending the out-of-school suspensions and stopping school pushout, as well as examples of current proposals and legislation that are already moving in states across the country! Read and download the policy guide here!