Schools, Not Pre-Prisons Campaign
by Nicole Eng
The Community Rights Campaign's letter to LAUSD Board in regards to the new hiring of LASPD's Chief of School Police.
Diane Lefer, La Progressive , October 14, 2010
Alex Garcia, The San Fernando Valley Sun, November 2, 2010
From our view point, the AIC will serve as "truancy detention" centers rather than a space that has the actual resources and services to implement successful forms of prevention and intervention to address the underlying reasons for the student's tardiness/truancy. Thus, the Community Rights Campaign is urging the LAUSD Board to rollback and re-conceptualize the Attendance Improvement Centers.
On October 2nd 2010 the Labor Community Strategy's Center's Community Rights Campaign erected a "School to Prison" pipeline Walking Maze & Resistance Art Exhibit. This innovative art piece displayed a day in the life of a high school student at a LAUSD school. The exhibit was not only a viewing of art, but also a theater piece that encapsulated the experiences that a student faces when attempting to get to school on a poor y run and expensive bus system and the police harassment they encounter when they finally arrive to campus.
Ching-Ching Ni, Los Angeles Times | L.A. Now , October 19, 2010
Slideshow Date:Oct 21 2010
On Wednesday October 20th, at 7am, outside of Roosevelt High School we held a rally, despite the rain and cold weather, with over 50 students and teachers to mark the frustration we felt at the lack o
by Lissett Lazo
Lissett Lazo, SYOA Alumni '07 and Community Rights Organizer, reflects on the highlights and breakthroughs of this year's Summer Youth Organizing Academy class. She looks back to her own experience as a SYOA student as a pivotal point in her own growth and transformation as an organizer and young Salvadoreña, Hondureña, Nucaraguense womyn.