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July 29, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
The NEA Center for Social Justice (CSJ) Summer Justice Series (SJS) presents:
Thursday, July 29, 2021 – 6:00 – 7:30 PM EST
Safety does not exist when Black and Brown young people are forced to interact with a system of policing that views them as a threat and not as students. For many Black and Brown youth, the presence of police in schools disrupts learning environments. There is a culture clash that exists between law enforcement and the learning environment: police enforce criminal laws, while schools are supposed to nurture students. In this session we will discuss ways you can build power to addresses the stark reality that police in schools is an issue of American racial disparity that requires deep structural change. We explore the question of why police are in schools at all and conclude that police are incongruent with the educational environment we envision for our children. The information and tools you receive in this session can be used to help marginalized identities of all races. Participants will explore policing of students, impacts on the educational environment and a better vision for our children.