Community Rights Campaign
SYOA intern Khushboo Gulati wrote this essay on the importance of Art as Resistance. "Resistance art is the product of stories unheard, resilience ignored, and ideas suppressed. It is a vessel through which people unite, histories are documented and through which one can learn. Recording our work, our struggle, our losses and our victories is the only way we can keep our unheard histories and herstories alive as US hegemony controls our textbooks and classes."
Kim McGill of Youth Justice Coalition on juvenile injustice system, police and prison funding, and the school to prison pipeline
hosted by Eric Mann on 07/17/2012
Kim McGill discusses recruiting and training young organizers around the issues of the juvenile Injustice system, police and prison funding, the school to prison pipeline, what it means to build a movement led by people and communities of color, especially youth of color.
CRC and Allies work together with LAUSD Board member Nury Martinez to pass resolution to reform school discipline
A coalition of parents, students and civil rights groups are working together to reform school discipline. Right now in California there are bills in the State Assembly that address school discipline policy and we are working with our Dignity in Schools allies to support this vital reform.
Publication Date:Mar 14 2012
National attention is being turned on the Los Angeles School Police as their data on citations is released. Community Rights Campaign has done a preliminary analysis which is showing troubling trends and an apparent pattern of unnecessary and unjustified policing.
by Haewon Asfaw
Building off the momentum of our victory in amending Municipal Code 45.04 and after four years of requests from the Community Rights Campaign (CRC), along with allies from the LA Chapter of the Dignity In Schools Campaign, Public Counsel and ACLU, the Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD) has finally released data for citations issued to students from 2009-2011. Releasing the data at a rally on May 3rd.
Since L.A.'s major win against truancy ticketing and the daytime curfew in February, we're trying to take the fight bigger and are now in the early stages of opening up a broader challenge to ALL forms of student ticketing and aggressive school policing.