Advancement Project Releases New Report: Test, Punish, & Push Out

The report looks at how punitive discipline and testing policies and practices have combined to turn many schools into hostile and alienating environments that drive youth out of school and toward the juvenile and criminal justice systems. 
We highly encourage our members and supporters to read this important

Activists call for reform of LA School Police Department


Article linked from 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio 01/28/2010: 

A Day of Action at Cleveland High School

By Diana Martinez, Editor
Students at Cleveland High School held a rally to call attention to the impact of school police on their campus. The students said they need more counselors on campus not school police.

Article linked from the San Fernando Valley Sun 01/28/2010

Police in LAUSD Schools: The Need for Accountability and Alternatives

The Strategy Center's Community Rights Campaign in collaboration with the Los Angeles Chapter of Dignity in Schools Campaign release the first of two policy papers, Police in LAUSD Schools: The Need for Accountability and Alternatives, to strengthen accountability and transparency in the Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD) for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) students and families.

Perspectives do change

18 year-old BRU Bryan Mauricio member blogs on his experience in transformative organizing.

Breaking the Spirit of Our Students | Pre-Prison Diaries: December 10, 2009

Terezia Orosz, a teacher at West Adams Community Adult School, shares how the involvement of police to address student behavior issues have impacted her students emotionally."Pre-Prison Diaries" is a series from the Community Rights Campaign in which organizers, students, parents and teachers share stories and observations about truancy tickets, police in schools, zero tolerance, and other "pre-prison" conditions and experiences.

Community Rights Monthly Meeting-2/5 at 11:00am

Date from/to: 
Jul 31 2010 - 11:00am - Dec 31 2010 - 1:00pm
Contact Information: 

(213) 387-2800 or

Community Rights Campaign Meeting: February 5th at 11:00am


Wiltern Theater
3780 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1200
Los Angeles, CA, 90010
United States
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Pre-Prison Proposal Stopped!

We are excited to announce that LAUSD Board Member Tamar Galatzan
has withdrawn her motion to deputize police officers to give $250
"truancy" tickets to students while on school grounds! This decision followed a successful action on King and Vermont led by our Community Rights Taking Action students. Our defeat of the Galatzan proposal broke open a discussion about the negative impacts of truancy tickets

BRU Monthly Membership Meeting - November 21st at 9:30am

Date from/to: 
Nov 3 2009 - 12:48pm - Nov 21 2009 - 12:00pm
BRU monthly meeting

Every 3rd Saturday of the Month

BRU Monthly Membership Meeting

Orientation for New People

Updates on Campaigns

Child Care provided


Immanuel Presbyterian Church
3300 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90010
United States
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