Schools, Not Pre-Prisons Campaign

Community Rights Letter to LAUSD Regarding the Hiring of the School Police Chief

The Community Rights Campaign's letter to LAUSD Board in regards to the new hiring of LASPD's Chief of School Police.

Los Angeles: Epicenter of High School Dropouts — Or Are They Pushed?


Expulsados y sin ayuda

Piden un cambio en la política de disciplina del distrito escolar

LAUSD Opens Attendance Improvement Centers as Alternatives to Truancy Citations


Without Public Notice, Input or Vote LAUSD Launches Truancy Detention Centers

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.

Taking it Up a Notch: CR's Maze & Resistance Art Exhibit

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.

Students, teachers at L.A.'s Roosevelt High Protest Truancy Ticketing Policy

Roosevelt High School Rally: We Want Caps and Gowns, Not Citations and Handcuffs!

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Oct 21 2010
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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

One Step Closer Toward Ending Tardy/Truancy Tickets

The Community Rights Campaign, Youth Justice Coalition, and the LA Chapter of Dignity in Schools, secures verbal directive by Interim Chief Mike Bowman on ending the practice of giving out Tardy/Truancy tickets in and around LAUSD schools, under Los Angeles Municipal Code 45.04: Day Time Curfew code.


SYOA Notebook: It is our Duty to Fight for Freedom | August 30, 2010

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.