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  • Finally the Obama administration is moving to add guidelines curbing "zero tolerance" and the school-to jail track. This a sign of the power of a growing grassroots civil and human rights movement to end racism and the pre-prison conditions in our schools.

  • After two months of nominations it's now time for the 2014 planning committee elections. The Bus Riders Union Planning Committee is the leadership and decision making body for the union. It is made up of 5 volunteer members who serve for one year, and 4 LCSC staff members. There are 8 candidates running for election this year. Each candidate has written a short statement to introduce themselves to the membership.

  • Right now, five key fights are in motion. Your donation will help us immediately hit the ground running with all five in 2014. We can do it with a movement. That means you.

  • Right now, five key fights are in motion. Your donation will help us
    immediately hit the ground running with all five in 2014. We can do it
    with a movement. That means you.

  • Arresting and ticketing students as a form of school punishment has systemic civil rights consequences: Black and Latino youth are pushed out of school and into the "school-to-prison pipeline."

  • The Community Rights Campaign of the Labor/Community Strategy Center releases Black, Brown and Over-Policed in LA Schools:Structural Proposals to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline in the Los Angeles Unified School District and to Build a National Movement to Stop the Mass Incarceration of Black and Latino Communities that analyzes the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the Los Angeles School Police Department's (LASPD) citation and arrest patterns for the school years of 2011-2013 through the lens of race, gender, age and neighborhood impacts.

  • The Labor/Community Strategy Center and The Fight for the Soul of the Cities is taking to the streets of South Los Angeles. We are demanding that President Obama and Attorney General Holder, investigate and indict George Zimmerman and the Sanford, FL police department for violating the Civil Rights of Trayvon Martin.

  • The Labor/Community Strategy Center's Community Rights Campaign had the privilege to engage in a two-day political retreat with the Black Organizer's Project of Oakland to assess the state of the black community, the impacts of our organizing in the community.

  • We see education as a tool towards transforming, healing, and empowering our communities. S.Y.O.A. is a 6 week intense program of the Labor Community Strategy Center that includes political education, on the ground organizing, and skills that foster leadership development.

  • On July 16th, in the wake of the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial, BRU Organizer Ronald Collins wrote an essay. He wanted to express how the Zimmerman trial had affected him on a personal and professional level, as a grassroots organizer, and as a young, black man.

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