Community Rights Campaign

2013 SYOA Class: Fight for the Soul of the Cities!

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.

Making history--School Climate Bill of Rights passes 5-2 at LAUSD Board

*The following is a letter from the Community Rights Campaign Steering Committee*

State bill to limit school police in discipline picks up steam, clearing first committee hearing (AB 549)

On May 1st, AB 549 passed its first hurdle through the Assembly Education Committee, generating the news stories excerpted below. 

LAT, La Opinion tout historic vote as LAUSD ends "willful defiance" suspensions and redefines role of police in discipline

Calling it a "landmark policy", the media takes note as LAUSD votes 5-2 to end "willful defiance" suspensions and redefine the role of police in school discipline. The San Francisco Chronicle heralded as part of a nationwide educational trend to end the reliance on "zero tolerance" policys that swept the nation in the wake of the Columbine school shootings.

In LAT, HuffPo, Sentinel--campaign for School Climate Bill of Rights heats up public debate

For the past month and half, as a founding member of the Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition, the Community Rights Campaign has been a part of leading the "School Climate Bill of Rights" campaign. We've seen the campaign raise the level of public debate. Here's a recap as we head into the LAUSD board vote tomorrow!