Community Rights Campaign
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.
*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)
by Zoe Rawson
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.