Dignity In Schools Campaign California invites you to partipate in our 12th Annual National Week of Action Against School Pushout. The theme for this year is Community Not Cops! Join us as DSC members and allies hold events and actions in California and across the country.
From October 16 to 24th, DSC members in more than 20 states will host events as part of our 12th Annual National Week of Action Against School Pushout. Under the banner of “Community Not Cops,” local and community-based organizations will hold rallies, teach-ins, community forums, virtual rallies, 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. This year is also important becasue we’re celebrating the powerful work of the DSC CA Parent Organizing School.
‘From Me to We’: Celebrating the DSC CA Parent Organizing School
On Thursday, October 14, 2021 DSC CA celebrated the culmination of an intensive two-year Parent Organizing School. Parents and lead organizers from San Bernardino, South Los Angeles, California City, South Kern County, Bakersfield, Fresno, East Salinas, Seaside, Hollister, Stockton, San Francisco, Oakland, Pittsburg, Antioch, and Sacramento participated in 13 virtual-rigorous organizing political education sessions.
On Thursday evenings parents came together to learn the history and role of police in schools, share their organizing stories, and learn how to deepen their local organizing efforts to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline.
The DSC CA Parent Organizing school was created by frontline organizers and parent leaders from DSC CA organizations whom have been co-designing and co-planning this important organizing space since 2018. Together we have created a collective and shared commitment to building Black-Brown solidarity among parents, in order to dismantle the anti-Blackness that is baked into the School-to-Prison Pipeline. We created the conditions for grassroots parents from all over California to have the unique opportunity of thinking critically, studying and organizing together.
Online Events in California
Organizing, Learning, and Creating in Community
Description: Coleman Advocates is participating in the week of action by uplifting the power of learning and creating in community. We will be hosting workshops and an art event for youth & parents about abolition and strategies to bring support and safety to Black and Brown communities. We will also highlight the community organizing work in San Francisco our members have been involved with to close down the juvenile hall.
Date of activity: 10/21/21, 5:00 pm
Contact: Brandie Bowen firstname.lastname@example.org
Event: El Canto Del Colibrí"; Understanding ing "El Canto del Colibrí
Description: DHF will be hosting a movie night to bring parents, youth and community members together to have an open, accepting conversation around the anti-LGBTQIA+ incidents in Kern. After our film screening, youth will share their efforts to demand accountability from school district leadership in holding safe spaces and resources to our youth.
Date: 10/21/2021 5:00 pm
Contact: Loudres “LuLu” Oliva
National Week of Action Against School Pushouty
Description: As part of the National Week of Action Against School Pushout October 16th-24th 2021 the Central Vally Movement Building (CVMB) coalition, and community-based organizations from other parts of California, are hosting a webinar focused on the theme and demand “FROM SYSTEMS OF HARM TO SYSTEMS OF CARE.”
Date: October 16th-24th, 2021
Contact: Maria Hernandez: email@example.com
Strategy organization and approach to fight racism in Monterey County District
Organization is having an independent event Building Healthy Communities – East Salinas
Description: A week long event.
Contact: Marlene Garcia | 831-676-6533
Book Event Release “Willful Defiance: The Movement to Dismantle the School-To-Prison-Pipeline”
20 years in the making, we invite CADRE parents to join us on Zoom for an interactive dialogue about CADRE’s history-making work to end the school-to
prison pipeline, and the courageous parent
decisions that started it all.
Date: October 21, 2021, 5:30pm
Contact: Edgar Ibarria | firstname.lastname@example.org (310) 704-9776
Anti-racism, the "N" Word, & Critical Race Theory Pt. 1
Description: Part 1 of a 2 part Panel discussion with a teacher, student, and parent on the impact of race in the classroom. Part 2 will be a youth led event focused on the use of the “N” word. e forum will be open to the public.