Stop the Pre-Prison Tracking of Black and Latino Students
On Tuesday, September 22, the Community Rights Campaign will be urging the Neighborhoods and Education Committee of the Los Angeles City Council to oppose the motion to amend Los Angeles Municipal Code 45.04 (LaBonge-Parks) being considered at 3:30pm.
As a result of the press release that the Community Rights Campaign sent out last week regarding the systemic problems within the Los Angeles School Police Department and the LA Weekly article titled LAUSD's Finest I will be on KPCC's Air talk with Larry Mantle tomorrow from 10:30-11:00am.
On August 29th, 2009 the Community Rights Campaign and its Summer Youth Organizing Academy held our third annual Graduation Celebration at a local community marketplace, Mercado La Paloma. Through spoken word pieces, each SYOA alumni reenacted a revolutionary activist/organizer from the past that inspires their work today--as they train to be the next generation of civil/human rights organizers with the Community Rights Campaign.
The Community Rights Campaign is a feature in the new issue of Colorlines. Specifically, the article features our campaign on the Los Angeles Unified School District to place a moratorium on giving tickets for tardiness and truancies as one important way to challenge the "pre-prison" conditions in LAUSD.
Following our August 18th "No to Pre-Prisons" press event, on-line journal Our Weekly covered the Community Rights campaign in detail...check it out!