by Lisa Adler
Nov 7 2009 - 11:00am - Nov 7 2009 - 1:00pm
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (213) 387-2800
Next Community Rights Monthly Meeting: Saturday, November 7th at 11:00am.
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First Unitarian Church
2936 West 8th StreetLos Angeles, CA, 90005
CRC hosts community forum on school privatization and the school-to-jail track, national connections
by Daniel Kim
In the fight for educational justice, the struggle to keep public schools public has become as critical as ending the school-to-jail track. In Los Angeles, two historic Black high schools, Crenshaw HS and Dorsey HS, face daunting "reconstitution" that will undermine community leadership and roots. On Jan 12, we will gather with grassroots organizers from Chicago, New Orleans and Philadelphia to explore what forces are driving school privatization and how they intersect with forces behind the school-to-jail track.
CRC Statement: New armed patrols in LA elementary schools erode students' civil rights and emotional well-being
By sending 600 armed LAPD patrols into our children’s schools, let us be clear that we are responding to violence with violence. Before we fall headlong down this path, we hope that LAUSD will reconsider and reflect deeply on the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: 'The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy…. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.'
Crenshaw High School: Policy Attacks Continue on LA's Historical Black and Brown Public High Schools
hosted by Eric Mann on 11/20/2012
Community Coalition fights efforts by LA School District to "Reconstitute" Crenshaw High School, which would start by firing all the current teachers there...
LA Unified School District threatens to fire entire teaching staff at Dorsey High School under "Reconstitution"
hosted by Eric Mann on 09/25/2012
The entire staff at Dorsey High School may be fired! Sharonne Hapuarachy
and Taylor Broom discuss "Reconstitution" and what the impacts are for
the student and the community and the movement to stop it.
We had a great rally to set the tone for the new school year. We urged LAUSD to adopt a more comprehensive plan to protect youth from discriminatory ticketing and overpolicing. There had been some solid progress earlier in the summer in our meetings with LASPD and LAUSD. But with students coming back to school, we need the District to take more concrete steps forward.
Betsy Estudillo on the Dreamers' national victory: Pressuring Obama to stop deportations of 1 million undocumented youth
hosted by Eric Mann on 06/19/2012
Betsy Estudillo, an organizer with Dream Team Los Angeles, helps us assess the recent national victory that the Dreamers won from the Obama administration--an executive order stopping deportations of undocumented youth.
Black columnists speak out about the increasingly obvious correlation between racial politics and school discipline. The issue of truancy tickets and harsh school polices has grown into a national educational crisis.