In Miami Dade-County Public Schools 2017-18 school year, there were 277 arrests and 187 citations. These arrests range from school fighting to even tantrums. A single arrest increases the likelihood of future arrests and school drop out.
Schools have to be places where we don’t just survive, but thrive! To survive is to not live at all!
Join us for a full day of political education, mural painting, freedom visioning, community building, and BBQ-ing!
In light of recent events, S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective will also be holding a memorial event for the police murder of Atatiana Jefferson beginning at 11:00 AM.
Date: Saturday, October 26th, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Roots Collective Black House (5505 NW 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33127)
IF YOU ARE BRINGING A GROUP OF YOUTH, PLEASE CONTACT LOGAN AT LOGAN@SOULSISTERSLEADERSHIP.ORG
Who Are S.O.U.L. Sisters?
S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective envisions a world in which young women, femmes, and TGNC youth of color, Black, Brown, and Indigenous, reclaim lives of authenticity, joy, and freedom through restorative justice, collective leadership, creative expression, and radical abolitionist healing. Our mission is to mobilize systems-involved girls, femmes, and TGNC youth of color – Black, Brown, and Indigenous – to interrupt cycles of state violence, poverty, and oppression. Our four pillars are leadership, healing, social justice, and the arts.
What is Dignity In Schools (DSC)?
The DSC challenges the systemic problem of pushout in our nation’s schools and works to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline. As a national coalition, the Dignity in Schools Campaign builds power amongst parents, youth, organizers, advocates and educators to transform their own communities, support alternatives to a culture of zero-tolerance, punishment, criminalization and the dismantling of public schools, and fight racism and all forms of oppression. We bring together our members through direct action organizing, public policy advocacy and leadership development to fight for the human right of every young person to a quality education and to be treated with dignity.
What is the National Week of Action (WoA)?
From October 19th to 27th, DSC members in more than 20 states will host events as part of their 10th Annual National Week of Action Against School Pushout. Under the banner of ‘Educate Students, Stop Arrests.’ local and community-based organizations will hold rallies, teach-ins, community forums, unveil murals, lead marches and more; taking a stand against punitive, zero-tolerance discipline policies and calling for the end of the regular presence of police officers in schools.