THE VITAL LINK EVENT CENTER1214 East Lenoir St. Raleigh, NC 27610
FOOD ● SPANISH INTERPRETATION ● CHILDCARE
BackgroundFive years ago several groups including the Concerned Citizens for African American Children, the Education Justice Alliance, the Youth Organizing Institute and many more signed on to a federal complaint against the Wake County Public School System for racial discrimination. The majority of students facing arrest, suspension or expulsion are either Black or Latino/a. Unfortunately, the matter is even worse today. In April, the Office of Civil Rights official are coming to Wake County for a site visit to investigate the issue and for a chance to hear from you: the community.
Speak out!Come to the community meeting to address increased suspension, over-policing and mass incarceration of black and brown youth in Wake County.
Get the Factso 62% of students suspended are Black, while 13.5% are Latino.o When school resource officers arrest students, 69% of them are Black and 48% of them are forced into the adult criminal system.